Medical paper leak case accused dead

Hyderabad
5 Jan 2017

An advocate from Bihar, who was arrested in connection with the leakage of TS EAMCET-II medical question papers died while undergoing treatment at a state-run hospital here, Telangana Police said today. Kamlesh Kumar Singh, 55, an accused in TS EAMCET-II-2016 (Medical) entrance examination question paper leakage case was arrested December 20 last year in Bihar by Telangana CID and was brought to Hyderabad under Transit Warrant from the court, a release from DGP office said. The court remanded Singh to judicial custody and he was lodged in Chanchalguda Central Prison here. For further investigation Kamlesh Kumar Singh was brought under police custody by CID on December 31 for questioning. On January 1, Kamlesh Kumar Singh complained of chest pain and immediately he was sent to a private hospital for treatment. The doctors, who treated him then advised to shift him to the Osmania General Hospital. Accordingly he was shifted to the Osmania General hospital and on January 3 at about 16.20 hours, the accused (Kamlesh) died while undergoing treatment at the hospital, the release said. Doctors who treated him opined that it was a case of heart failure or myocardial infarction, it said. The CID lodged a complaint at Afzalgung police in connection with the incident and a case under section 176 CrPC was registered. The Sub Divisional Executive Magistrate (RDO) conducted inquest over the body of the deceased in the presence of deceased s son-in-law and nephew who were present with him althrough. All the formalities required as per the NHRC guidelines were observed, police said. On July 25 last year, the CID registered a case in connection with the leakage of question papers and so far over 25 brokers have been arrested. The probe revealed that students appearing for TS EAMCET-II-2016 (Medical) examination from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were taken to camps set up in at least five cities about two to three days prior to the exam and given practice with the leaked copies of two question papers consisting of 320 questions with correct answers, the CID had earlier said. At a review meeting held here on August 2, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was informed by CID officials that Delhi turned out to be the centre for leak and there were 34 brokers, who conspired to sell the paper and as many as 200 parents were in touch with brokers to buy them. The Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET-II) was conducted on July 9 and the results were declared on July 14. The examination was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad. According to reports, few candidates who got a rank in thousands in Andhra Pradesh EAMCET had got a rank below 500 in Telangana EAMCET-II. In the wake of question paper leakage, Telangana Government on August 2 announced the cancellation of the EAMCET-II examination and EAMCET-III examination were held in September.