Monday, 11 March 2013

Key Accused in India Gang Rape Found Hanged in His Cell

The man accused of leading the gang rape of a student on a New Delhi bus has been found hanged in his prison cell. Police say Ram Singh took his own life in the high-security Tihar jail where he had been on suicide watch in an isolated cell.
But the 33-year-old suspect's family say he was killed. Singh's father, Mangelal Singh, said his son had been raped in prison by other inmates and had been repeatedly threatened by inmates and guards.
He said his son gave no hint of any despair that could drive him to take his own life when he visited him in jail four days ago.
And he insisted his son also had a badly injured hand and would have been unable to hang himself.

The death has angered the victim's family, who said the authorities had been negligent and they had been denied justice.

Singh was accused of leading a gang of five others who subjected the 23-year-old physiotherapy student to a two-and-a-half hour sex attack in which she was gang raped.
Her internal injuries were so horrific she died two weeks later in a hospital in Singapore despite surgery to try to save her.
A senior police officer on the case said: "The case will continue. There is no reason for the case to suffer." An investigation into the death is under way.

1 comment:

  1. Tragedy,what goes around come around.u reap wat u sow.