Dr. Arun Sharma, the dean of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College in Madhya Pradesh, was found dead in a hotel room in Delhi under mysterious circumstances. His body was sent to Safdarjung Hospital for a post mortem. A five-member team, headed by the hospital's forensic head Dr. Anil Kumar Mittal, was constituted to perform the autopsy. The viscera samples drawn from the autopsy of Dr. Sharma have been handed over to Delhi Police for further tests in an advanced laboratory and the cause of the death will be ascertained once the report is out.
Col. M.K. Sharma, the deceased's brother-in-law, who was present during the autopsy, revealed that there was no external injury on his body. Col. Sharma said, "The doctors said no metallic or any external object was found in the body. The report will come out tomorrow, but we will have to wait at least for two days for the viscera report. The doctors also said that they cannot comment on the autopsy report at the initial stage, but will arrive at a conclusion after discussions."
AdvertisementExpressing his mystification over the exact causes of the death, Col. Sharma further said, "Once the viscera report is out, only then it will be possible to ascertain if there was any impurity or anything mixed in the food."
Col. Sharma also said that his brother-in-law was hale and hearty even though he was diabetic. He said, "We have taken the body from police and now we will be taking it to Jabalpur for his last rites which will be performed tomorrow (Tuesday)."
Asked why Dr. Sharma was in the national capital, he said, "Arun was on his way to Agartala and since there was no direct flight to Agartala from Jabalpur, he had to pass through Delhi. I spoke to him about 10 days ago, but he did not sound suspicious of anything."
Dr. Sharma was connected with the investigation of Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) scam. He was on his way to Tripura as a member of an inspection team of the Medical Council of India (MCI). Police said, "The 64-year-old was assisting the Special Task Force (STF) probing the recruitment scam by providing documents on fake medical entrance examinees in the state-run college."