A retired IFS officer, who was the observer for two recruitment tests under Vyapam, was found dead on a railway track in Odisha on Thursday.
Vijay Bahadur, a retired Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, was in Odisha for a reunion of IFS officers, and was returning to Madhya Pradesh on the Puri-Jodhpur Express, the Hindustan Times reported.
The latest death related to the Vyapam scam comes just after the Supreme Court had stated that mysterious deaths of those related to the scam had stopped since the CBI took over the probe.
About 40 people linked to the Vyapam scam, which involved corruption in the recruitment process for government jobs under the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam), have died under suspicious circumstances, including a journalist who allegedly died from a heart attack while interviewing the family of a deceased.
Even the IFS officer's death seems to be mysterious, with his wife telling the police that he had only gone to close the door of the train's AC compartment and did not return.
"Falling down from train at such late hours does not seem normal. The CBI should investigate the death," Vyapam whistleblower Ajay Dubey told HT.
Another Vyapam-related person, medical student Namrata Damor was found dead on a railway track near Ujjain in 2012.