Delhi govt offers job to sister of deceased journalist who was covering Vyapam scam

New Delhi: Delhi government on Wednesday offered a job to the sister of deceased TV journalist Akshay Singh, who was covering the Vyapam scam, after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy paid a visit to Singh's family.

 Delhi govt offers job to sister of deceased journalist who was covering Vyapam scam

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also extended full financial assistance to Singh's family even as they demanded an independent probe into the circumstances leading to the scribe's death in Bhopal.

"The whole family is in a state of shock. They have lost their young son who was the only earning member of their family. We have offered them full financial assistance and a job for his sister soon which they need at this point," Sisodia told reporters.

Kejriwal and Sisodia spent around one hour at Singh's Mayur Vihar residence and consoled the grieving family.

Sisodia said that an investigation under the MP Police or BJP-led central government leading to his death "cannot be independent" and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored SIT probe.

"Why did Shivraj Singh Chouhan take so much time to agree to a CBI probe?" he asked referring to MP CM's climb down on the issue.

Earlier, Kejriwal and Sisodia had attended the last rites of Singh, who died mysteriously on 4 June after interviewing parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive admission and recruitment scandal in Madhya Pradesh (Vyapam).

PTI

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Updated Date: Jul 08, 2015 16:19:29 IST