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New Delhi: The suicide by prime Delhi gang-rape accused Ram Singh, as alleged by police, sprung a spate of questions yesterday, such as how he got hold of the accessories for committing the act and the ignorance of his cell mates, with the silence of the authorities fuelling further doubt and speculation.
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said: “I can’t come to a conclusion now... Let us wait... The details would come (out) in the magisterial inquiry”.
What has raised doubts is whether a “rug” — or a durri in Hindi — can be used to commit suicide by hanging. Are not rugs a bit too thick for making a noose. Else, did Ram Singh shred the rug to make a rope? This would have taken him a few days at least and it would have been difficult to hide it.
The fundamental question dogging the public mind is how could his three cell mates sleep through the entire incident, which came to light at 5.45am, Tihar Jail officials said
The authorities refused to identify his fellow prisoners.
Also, police sources said they got a call about the hanging at 7am.
The question is why was the police called so late when the incident occurred at 5.45am — the time given by the Tihar officials in a statement.
According to the jail schedule, the daily prayer is at around 6.30am and breakfast is served at around 7.30am.
If the morning prayer is at around 6.30am how come no one noticed Ram Singh was missing as that’s the time when the inmates get up and ready for the morning chores.
Police sources said Ram Singh’s body was hanging till then. Why the delay? IANS