Ram Singh's autopsy suggests suicide
New Delhi, Mar 12 : The preliminary autopsy report of Ram Singh stated that the Delhi gangrape accused died due to hanging, media reports said.
"The preliminary post-mortem report of the main accused in the Delhi gangrape case, Ram Singh, has suggested that he died due to hanging, " CNN-IBN reported quoting sources.
Singh's autopsy was carried out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital New Delhi on Tuesday.
Singh, who was the driver of the bus inside which the Delhi braveheart was assaulted, committed suicide by hanging himself in Delhi's Tihar Jail on Monday, sparking yet another debate on what kind of vigilance is being kept on such criminals inside India's most famous and high security prison.
He was found hanging inside jail number 3 at around 5 pm, officials said. He has allegedly hanged himself with his own clothes.
Singh was taken to a jail hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Ram Singh's family on Monday however claimed that the Delhi gangrape accused did not commit suicide but was murdered in Delhi's Tihar Jail where he was lodged.
"Ram Singh did not commit suicide....He has been murdered and then hanged," Singh's father had told media.
Singh and four accused in the Delhi rape case were charged with murder, gangrape, destruction of evidence, criminal conspiracy, dacoity, unnatural sex and common intent in the case.
Incidentally, it was his idea to take the school bus on Dec 16 night for the "joy ride", while his brother Mukesh was driving the vehicle.
The trial of the sixth accused, who is a minor, began last week.
The Juvenile Justice Board on Feb 28 framed rape and murder charges against the sixth accused
On Dec 16, six people gangraped and brutalised the 23-year-old Delhi Braveheart or Nirbhaya with an iron rod on a moving bus in New Delhi. The victim succumbed to her injuries at a Singapore hospital on Dec 29.
The incident triggered nationwide outrage against rising cases of crime against women in India with people pouring into the streets of New Delhi for days and demanding a change of law and strict punishment of the accused.