Ram Singh, the main accused in the Delhi gang rape case allegedly hanged himself at around 5am on early Monday morning in the cell he was being kept in Tihar jail, jail sources said.
He was the bus-driver in which the 23-year-old paramedical student was raped on December 16 last year.
“He knew he was going to die anyway because we had and still have such a strong case against him,” the physiotherapist’s 20 years old brother told.
“I’m not very thrilled with the news that he killed himself because I wanted him to be hanged publicly. His dying on his own terms seems unfair. But, oh well, one is down. Hopefully the rest will wait for their death sentence.”
The 23 years old, a trainee physiotherapist, was gang raped and brutally assaulted allegedly by six men in a moving bus in South Delhi on December 16 night.
Singh was arrested soon after the December 16 incident from near his home in R K Puram.
She later succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012 in Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore after battling for life for 13 days.
The rape was followed by outrage and massive protests across the country, following which a fast-track trial was ordered into the case.
Police had slapped murder charges, which has death penalty in rarest of rare cases, against the six accused and the trial was being conducted in Saket fast track court in New Delhi.