Akshay Singh, who was a part of the Special Investigation Team of Aaj Tak of the India Today Group has died in mysterious circumstances. He had just interviewed the parents of a girl accused in the Vyapam scam, who was found dead. Immediately after the interview 36 year old Akshay Singh took ill and was taken to hospital where he was declared brought dead. What has sent tongues wagging are the tweets by Congressman DigVijay Singh pointing towards the suspicious nature of his death.
Indian media has been on tenterhooks about how to project this piece of news that has shocked everyone. They were waiting for Aaj Tak to take a stand on the issue. But Aaj Tak took a long time in reacting and did not even wish to mention about the possibility of a heart attack.
At 8 pm in the evening, Aaj Tak telecast the news and has mounted a Special on the Vyapam scam too.
India Today Group has made the following statement:
The India Today Group is deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Akshay Singh. Akshay had been working with Aaj Tak as a Special Correspondent since December 2013. Akshay died in the Jhabua District of Madhya Pradesh this afternoon.
Akshay worked with the Special Investigation Team of Aaj Tak. He was an enterprising journalist who had many hard hitting investigations to his credit. He had been on an assignment in Madhya Pradesh investigating the Vyapam scam for the past four days. The cause of his sudden demise is not yet clear. We mourn the death of our valued colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with Akshay's family. We hope that doctors and law enforcement agencies are able to establish the cause of Akshay's death.