Ram Singh's lawyers suspect his fellow inmates were involved
Top news coming in to a mild San Francisco today is about the driver of the bus in the Delhi rape.
Ram Singh, the driver in the Delhi rape case has, today, been found hanged in his cell.
Police say that Ram Singh hanged himself in his cell with his own clothing, reports Newser.com
The New York Times, however, says the man died from hanging himself with a rope made from a bedsheet.
The bus that Ram Singh was driving is where 23-year-old physiotherapist, Jyoti Singh Pandey, was gang-raped and fatally injured.
San Francisco resident, Katie Adler, says: "It's a disgrace what happened to her. I have little sympathy for the rapists. Still, nobody has the right to just kill him and take the law into their own hands, if that's what happened."
The gang-rape incident caused protests across the continent of India and outrage in the rest of the world. Her boyfriend had tried to save her. (See that story here: Photos: Boyfriend of India victim, girlfriend tried to save him (Video))
Ram Singh had been imprisoned in New Delhi's Tihar Jail, and he had been under suicide watch, says the AP.
Of those who carried out the gang rape, four are facing the death penalty if they are convicted and one other is set to be tried in a juvenile court.
According to Reuters, Pandey's brother said that Singh
"knew he was going to die anyway because we had and still have such a strong case against him. I'm not very thrilled with the news that he killed himself because I wanted him to be hanged ... publicly. Him dying on his own terms seems unfair. But, oh well, one is down. Hopefully the rest will wait for their death sentence."
Ram Singh's lawyer, along with other family members, have said it was the authorities who killed Singh and they are demanding an investigation into what happened.
According to the New York Times, Singh's arm had been injured and he could not have tied the noose.
“I suspect there is foul play,” said V.K. Anand, the lawyer representing Mr. Singh in the case.
“There were no circumstances for committing suicide. His mental state was stable, the trial was going well, he was meeting with his family,” he said. “I can’t understand why he would commit suicide.”
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