India

AKSHAY SINGH

05 July 2015

The television journalist and special correspondent of Hindi news channel Aaj Tak, was covering the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, India, at the time of his death. The scam involves allegations of bribes made for higher results on the exam required for government jobs in the state. Singh was interviewing family members of Namrata Damor, a woman connected to the scam, when he fell unconscious and died. He was 38 years old. More than 35 people linked to the Indian scam have also died in unclear or suspicious circumstances. An investigation into Singh’s death is underway but the results have not been released.