Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Rape accused's body given to family

Ram Singh died at Tihar Jail, the largest complex of prisons in South Asia, in New Delhi (AP)

The body of a man who died in a New Delhi jail while in the middle of a trial for rape has been released to his family after a post-mortem examination.

Journalists outside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences saw the body of Ram Singh loaded on to an ambulance and taken away, accompanied by his family.

The 33-year-old was found dead in his cell at Tihar Jail early on Monday. Authorities say he killed himself, but his family claim he was killed.

Singh was on trial for the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman on a New Delhi bus. Four other men and a juvenile remain on trial for the attack, which horrified India.

A magistrate is investigating Singh's death.

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