Delhi rape accused found dead in prison

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  1. Daredevil

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    A suspect in the abduction, rape and murder of a student in the Indian capital, Delhi, has been found dead in prison, his lawyer has confirmed.

    Senior police officers told news agencies that Ram Singh had hanged himself in Tihar jail, Delhi.

    Ram Singh was one of five men being held in the case. They all deny the charges.

    The brutal attack on the student in December outraged India and triggered a debate about the treatment of women.

    A sixth suspect is being tried by a juvenile court.

    Ram Singh's lawyer, VK Anand, told the BBC he was informed about his client's death by police.

    "This is shocking news. There were no circumstances to suggest that he would commit suicide. He was happy with the trial, it was going on smoothly," Mr Anand told the Times Now news channel.

    Tihar jail spokesperson Sunil Gupta told the BBC that an inquiry had been ordered into the incident. He said Ram Singh's body would be taken for a post mortem examination later on Monday.

    The website of Indian news channel NDTV, quoting jail officials, said Ram Singh had hanged himself at around 05:00 local time on Monday (23:30 GMT Sunday).

    A lawyer representing the other accused in the case told the BBC that he had met Ram Singh on Friday during a court hearing and found him in a "happy state of mind".

    "He looked happy. He had his dinner last night. Why should he commit suicide?" Vivek Sharma said.

    Ram Singh and the four other adult defendants - his brother Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur - have been on trial in a fast-track court.

    They face 13 charges, including murder, gang-rape, kidnapping and destruction of evidence. If found guilty they face the death sentence.

    The maximum sentence the juvenile would face if convicted would be three years in a reform facility.

    The 23-year-old rape victim, who was not named for legal reasons, was with a male friend when she was attacked on a bus and thrown from the vehicle.

    She died in a Singapore hospital on 29 December from massive internal injuries.

    Ram Singh was accused of being the driver of the bus.

    Tihar prison, which authorities claim is the largest in Asia, is India's most high-security prison.

    The 55-year-old jail houses more than 12,000 inmates although it has an official capacity of about 6,000.

    The complex includes nine separate prison facilities.

    BBC News - Delhi rape accused found dead in prison
     
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    I think he got suicided after his prison rape.
     
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    'Amanat' case: arrested suspect Ram Singh commits suicide - 10 developments


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    The man described by the Delhi Police as the mastermind of the fatal gang-rape of a medical student on a Delhi bus has committed suicide in Tihar Jail.

    Here are 10 big developments in the case:

    'Amanat' case: arrested suspect Ram Singh commits suicide - 10 developments | NDTV.com
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Told you keeping rapists alive will be hell for them.
     
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    Sam2012 Tihar Jail Banned

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    This is what is going to happen when a innocent girl is raped & killed, she comes back and hunt u down
     
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    Delhi gang-rape case: Ram Singh was killed, claims lawyer; family wants CBI inquiry

    New Delhi: The main suspect in the fatal gang rape of a New Delhi bus, an attack that horrified the country and triggered protests and new laws to punish crimes against women, committed suicide in jail early this morning.

    There are conflicting reports from within the jail about whether Ram Singh, 33, was alone in his cell when he hanged himself. Some officials said he used his own clothes for his suicide.

    "What do you mean killed himself? He has been killed in prison," said Ram Singh's lawyer, AP Singh, to news agency AFP.

    Ram Singh's family wants a CBI inquiry to determine how he died. His parents, who are from Rajasthan, say they met with him recently and he shared that he was beaten up when he was first brought to prison, and mistreated by other inmates.

    Ram Singh was being tried at a fast-track court for murder and rape along with four other men, including his brother Mukesh. If convicted, the men could face the death penalty. The sixth accused is being tried and jailed separately because he is a juvenile.

    Ram Singh's family says police officials did not allow them to visit him in jail, so they spoke to him at court. They are worried about Mukesh's safety now and allege that he was declared innocent of the charges against him by Ram Singh.
     
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    But big question is Why 6th Accused name is still not disclosed?
    Headlines Today in one of their cover story revealed his name as "Mohd. Afroz".
    So is this the reason they are not disclosing his name because he belongs to minority(Muslim) group?
     
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    I am not grieving that he committed suicide or otherwise.

    Yet, a check as to how he died is in order.
     
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    Well he has to die anyways ,either today or after 10'yrs when verdict comes. So he decided to go early.

    So keeping the faith in Indian judicial system ,he made a intelligent move.
     
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    GPM Tihar Jail Banned

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    He would have come out lightly. All the blame heaped on the so called juvenile, who would walk free after 3 years at the most. Better an "assisted" suicide than keep him alive at tax payers cost.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    When would other 5 would do "suicide"??? :hmm:
     
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    K Factor A Concerned Indian Senior Member

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    :bs: DA FUQ?
    He could get the job of a driver and drive a bus with one hand but he cannot hang himself?
    God may forgive one mistake but other inmates of Tihar are not gods.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Now some human right activists would come and earn their bread in this "oven".
     

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