The Mayawati government hit another low when a government doctor was found dead inside Lucknow jail in suspicious circumstances.
With the latest incident, three government doctors have been found dead in mysterious circumstances over the last eight months with the larger conspiracy behind it still remaining unsolved.
The prime accused in the murder of Chief Medical Officer Dr BP Singh, the deputy CMO Dr YS Sachan’s body was found hanging from his belt inside an unused toilet of the Lucknow jail on Wednesday night. His body was found resting against the commode and there were cut marks on his wrist.
While police and jail officials said that it appeared to be a case of suicide, according to unconfirmed report, the autopsy found six deep wounds and ascertained his death from excessive blood loss. A TV channel said that the autopsy report ruled out death from hanging.
The opposition parties immediately demanded a CBI probe claiming the killing of government doctors was linked to corruption in the health and family welfare department, which went to the highest level in the government.
Dr Sachan’s death follows the killing of CMO, Family Welfare, Dr Vinod Kumar Arya on October 27, 2010 and CMO, Family Welfare, Dr BP Singh on April 2, 2011.
Last week cabinet secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh had claimed that Dr Sachan was the prime accused in the daylight murder of Dr BP Singh and was also involved in the murder of Dr Arya.
Interestingly, before linking Dr Sachan to Dr Arya’s murder, police had claimed to have solved the case by arresting two youths. However, after the murder of Dr BP Singh, the police changed its stand and linked Dr Sachan with both the murders.
The previous two murders had led to the removal of two prominent ministers in the Mayawati cabinet as public outcry over corruption and law and order grew. Economic Times