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Afraid of being killed, 70 Vyapam accused requests President to kill themselves

President Pranab Mukherjee

70 people comprise of doctors and medical students accused in the Vyapam scam in a letter seeks President’s nod to allow them to kill themselves. All of them are lodged in Gwalior Central Jail for long alleged that their “future is dark” and as they are victims of “judicial disparity”.

As per leading daily reports, the letter had been signed during the hearing of the court and copies of their letter were also sent to the Prime Minister’s Office, Chief Justice of India, Madhya Pradesh High Court, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Union Home Minister, among others.

In the letter to President Pranab Mukherjee, the accused have sought permission for euthanasia, as they said that the investigation into the mysterious Vyapam scam is at a snail’s pace delaying them justice.

“We have been in jail for long, our families are suffering. Our economic condition is deteriorating,” the letter said.

“Negative thoughts like committing suicide have devasted us as we continue to face psychological and social problems,” the accused said.

Few weeks ago, five medical students in Gwalior, charged in Vyapam scam but later cleared by a state-level investigation, had also written to the President to allow them to commit suicide.