New Delhi, March 12: Tihar Jail authorities maintain that the prime accused in December 16 Delhi gang-rape and murder case Ram Singh committed suicide. But, the 35-year-old rape accused's family members and lawyers are openly alleging murder.
What is the truth? An autopsy on the body of Ram Singh likely to be done at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday will reveal the reality.
"The postmortem will be conducted on Tuesday at AIIMS in presence of family members. Inquest proceedings have been initiated in the case," a senior police officer said.
But, till then it is a mystery.
Ram Singh was not alone in his cell. He was sharing it with three other inmates. Moreover, the version provided by the jail officials as how Ram Singh committed suicide does not look convincing.
Moreover, Singh had injured both his arms during an accident in 2009. A metal rod was inserted in his right arm, which makes it hard for him to even bend it or clench his fist. His body is also said to have several injury marks.
"Under such circumstances, how could Singh commit suicide?" asked an individual, questioning the suicide theory of Ram Singh provided by Tihar Jail authorities.
Ram Singh committed suicide early Monday morning, inside his cell at Tihar Jail, just few hours before he was supposed to be presented at a fast track court where the trial of the case is on.
"There was no reason for him to commit suicide. There is some foul play," Singh's attorney V.K. Anand said.
"Ram Singh did not kill himself. He was murdered," Singh's father, Mangi Lai, told.
Ram Singh, along with five other men brutally gang-raped and assaulted a 23-year-old paramedical student before throwing her out of a moving bus in the national capital on December 16, 2012. Later the victim died at a Singapore hospital on December 29, 2012.