The incident took place in Meghnagar near Jhabua town. Akshay Singh, who worked for TV Today group, had called on the parents of Namrata Damor, whose body had been found under mysterious circumstances near railway tracks in Ujjain district.
Jhabua district's Superintendent of Police Abid Khan confirmed that a person named Akshay Singh had died in Meghnagar. At least 25 accused / witnesses have died so far in Vyapam scam, a massive admission and recruitment racket involving several bureaucrats and politicians, and the opposition Congress has been demanding a CBI probe into the matter.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur said the decision as to whether further probe was necessary into Akshay Singh's death would be taken only after getting the autopsy report. "Let the post-mortem report come first...then we will decide on probing the issue further," said Mr Gaur, who arrived in Jhabua for an official tour. About the significant number of deaths of accused in Vyapam scam, the Home Minister said the matter was before the court and also under investigation.