• Sunil Verma, a key accused in the multi-crore NRHM scam of Uttar Pradesh, committed suicide at his Lucknow residence today. Verma, was who named in the first FIR with former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, shot himself around 8.30 this morning and was rushed to hospital, where he died.
  • According to family sources, Sunil had been under depression after the CBI carried out searches at his residence on January 4th.
  • Sunil Verma was the project Manager for the National Health Rural Mission scheme. His death is the fourth mysterious death related to the scam.
  • Earlier, after the murders of two Chief Medical Officers and a Deputy Chief Medical Officer, the Allahabad High Court had directed the CBI to inquire into the misuse of NRHM funds.
  • CBI, probing the scam, has been carrying out searches at the houses of various officials, including bureaucrats and businessmen associated with the family welfare department.