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34 killed in Vyapam scam: Government tells Rajya Sabha

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 August 2015, 19:02 IST

The government has placed the number of those killed in relation to the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam at 34 people.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary told the Rajya Sabha today that as per information furnished by the Madhya Pradesh government, a total of 34 people connected to Vyapam issue have died between 2007-15.

"Out of these 11 died due to accidents, 15 died due to health problems, five committed suicide, two drowned and the cause of death of one person could not be ascertained," he said in reply to a written question.

CBI is probing irregularities in conduct of recruitments for various state government jobs conducted by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) or 'Vyapam'.

Opposition has been disrupting Parliament and demanding Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's resignation over the issue.

First published: 5 August 2015, 19:01 IST