Delhi gang-rape accused's death was 'murder': Lawyer
NEW DELHI (AFP) - An Indian bus driver who was found dead Monday while on trial over a fatal gang-rape could not have killed himself and his death should be treated as a murder, his parents and lawyer said.
"My son has not committed suicide," said Mange Lal Singh after his son Ram Singh was found dead in his cell at Tihar jail on the outskirts of Delhi.
"I had met him six days back at the court. He had told me that his life is in danger and he also said that he had been sodomised by his fellow inmates," the father said.
Prison authorities say that Ram Singh was found hanging after rigging up a noose made out of his clothes and then attaching it to a grille.