Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday met the family of journalist Akshay Singh here, who died under mysterious circumstances while probing the Vyapam scam, and assured the family of an unbiased probe into his death and help in providing a government job to his kin.
“I am here to meet the family who has undergone a big loss. I have assured the family of all help and an unbiased probe into the cause of death (of Singh). I want that the truth should come out and we have sent the viscera samples to AIIIMS in Delhi.
“The mission of my life is that the entire truth in this case (Singh’s death and Vyapam case) should come out,” he said after meeting the family.
The CM, who was at the residence of Singh for about 30 minutes, said he has left the decision of choosing the nature of the job on the family and said there is a provision of providing government job to the kin at ‘Madhya Pradesh Bhavan’ here.
“I have left the decision on the family…I have asked the mother and sister to decide. I think they should be in Delhi and we have MP Bhavan where the job could be given. I will do whatever I can to assuage and reduce their pain,” he said.
Chouhan, who came to Delhi on Wednesday for some official work, said he “stands” with the family at all times and he was like a “son and brother” to Singh’s mother and sister respectively.
Singh died under mysterious circumstances last week when he was covering the case of Jhabua-based MBBS student Namrata Damor, who was found dead after her name had figured in connection with the Vyapam scam case.
Chouhan later left for Bhopal.