Delhi Rape Suspect Hangs Himself

    Media representatives surround an ambulance as it leaves the main entrance of Tihar Jail in New Delhi on March 11, 2013.   The main accused in the fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012, has reportedly been found hanged in jail on March 11, 2013,  while in solitary confinement, prompting outrage from the victim's family. Ram Singh, one of six people on trial over the shocking attack, was found dead shortly before dawn after making a noose out of his clothing, according to officials at Delhi's top-security Tihar jail.   AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA        (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The main suspect in the brutal gang rape of a young woman in Delhi has allegedly committed suicide in jail. Prison authorities say that the 33-year-old man—one of six charged with raping and fatally beating a woman on a bus in December—hanged himself from the grills of his high-security cell using only his clothes. At the time, however, there were other inmates present, as well as a guard. While the man is said to have been on suicide watch, the jail is being blamed for lax security. The man’s father says that his son was murdered—and that he had been threatened many times while incarcerated.

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