New Delhi: Ram Singh, who was found hanging at 5 am on Monday inside his cell in the Tihar Jail, was the main accused in the Delhi gangrape-murder case in which a 23-year-old paramedical student was gangraped inside a moving bus and her friend was beaten up. He was the driver of the bus in which the girl was gangraped on December 16, 2012.
Ram Singh had refused to undergo a test identification parade after he was arrested soon after the brutal gangrape. He had also allegedly expressed apprehensions about getting justice in Delhi and wanted the trial to be shifted out of the national capital.
Ram Singh, along with other four accused in the case, was charged with murder, gangrape, destruction of evidence, criminal conspiracy, dacoity, unnatural sex and common intent in the case. Ram Singh was lodged in Jail No. 3 of the Tihar Jail and was reportedly under suicide watch.
His lawyer, VK Anand, said Ram Singh was under no stress and was happy with the way the trial was going. Ram Singh was not under mental stress. I do not think there was any reason for him to commit suicide." "I am shocked to hear this news. There were security concerns, so we wanted the case to be transferred out of Delhi, but Ram Singh was not under stress," Anand added.