Ram Singh, main accused in the December 16 gang-rape of a 23-year-old, did not commit suicide; he was murdered in Delhi's Tihar Jail, his family members said Monday.
"He was killed and later hanged in the jail. He told us several times that he was threatened in the jail. We lodged a complaint in this regard. It was not suicide," said Mangey Lal, Ram Singh's father, talking to reporters outside Tihar jail.
"He has already confessed to have committed the rape and sought death punishment. We have also said that he should be hanged. He was thrashed by Tihar inmates several times," Mangey Lal said.
The family demanded an inquiry into the matter.
"He couldn't have committed suicide, he accepted his crime. We want an inquiry into the matter," Ram Singh's mother, who was also outside the jail Monday, said.