Delhi gangrape prime accused Ram Singh commits suicide

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March 11, 2013

NEW DELHI: Delhi gangrape prime accused Ram Singh on Monday committed suicide by hanging himself in Tihar Jail. Ram Singh was to be produced in the court later today for a hearing in the case.

According to Times Now, the incident took place at 5am in jail number 3 of Tihar. His body has been sent to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for postmortem. ​

March 11, 2013

NEW DELHI: Delhi gangrape prime accused Ram Singh on Monday committed suicide by hanging himself in Tihar Jail. Ram Singh was to be produced in the court later today for a hearing in the case.

According to Times Now, the incident took place at 5am in jail number 3 of Tihar. His body has been sent to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for postmortem. ​

Ram Singh, one of the six accused in the Delhi gangrape case, was the driver of the bus in which the 23-year-old paramedical student was raped. The victim died in a Singapore hospital December 29.

Ram Singh was arrested along with his brother and four others, including a minor, hours after the crime. He and his co-accused have also faced fellow inmates' ire after being lodged into Tihar Central Jail.

The rape was followed by outrage and massive protests across the country, following which a fast-track trial was ordered into the case.

The suicide of the main accused comes amidst the trial in the fast-track court.

Ram Singh's brother Mukesh has been informed about the incident.

Tihar Jail authorities had earlier said that all the five accused in the case were under 'suicide watch' as they had stopped talking and interacting amongst themselves.

Ram Singh's counsel had filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking the case to be shifted outside Delhi as his client is apprehensive about a fair trial.


Courtesy: PTI