‘Mental’ Ram Singh was a volatile man
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Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 15:03
  
Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Key accused in the Delhi gang-rape case, Ram Singh, who committed suicide in his cell in Tihar jail early morning on Monday, was a lost case, according to his close friends.

The 33-year-old bus driver was known among his friends as "Mental," and was a very volatile man.

After he was arrested by Delhi Police in connection with the Delhi gang-rape case, more details then emerged about this man’s personal life and his abnormal behavior.

If his close friends are to be believed, Ram Singh was not remorseful of what he and the five other accused in the Delhi gang-rape case did to a 23-year-old young woman physiotherapist and her male friend on the fateful night of December 16.

During investigation, he had reportedly told the Delhi Police that he took pleasure in brutalizing women and assaulting them.

When grilled by Delhi Police, Ram Singh then told the investigators that he went berserk after he was bitten by the young girl, when his gang tried to rape her.

The influence of alcohol and the victims' strong defiance made him angry and he then picked up a rod and hit the two badly. His accomplices also followed suit.

He then went ahead and brutalized the young girl and assaulted her and her male friend badly.

Ram Singh reportedly started picking up fights at the slightest pretext after the death of his wife two years ago. An accident case was also registered against him.

During his interrogation, Ram Singh had admitted to being involved in several other brawls. He had also eloped with a girl in his locality, it was reported.

Inspector Anil Sharma, who was the head of team investigating the December 16 gang-rape case, had found Ram Singh a cold and remorseless man.

He was totally unaffected by the brutality with which he assaulted the young paramedical student ad her male friend. He had even tried to destroy evidence by washing the bus, and told his accomplices to not worry, and lie low for some time.

He remained calm when he went and parked the bus in RK Puram, and then took it back to the owner in Noida. The confidence with which he committed the act showed that he was not a novice.

Ram Singh had reportedly made a plan to cover their tracks when the gang was brutalizing the woman by turns. Ram Singh decided to strip the victims completely before throwing them out of the bus to leave no trace of incriminating semen or blood. He also kept their mobiles and switched them off. Three mobiles, one belonging to the woman and two to her friend, were later recovered by Delhi Police along with some of their clothes.

Although police were able to arrest him with his employer's help two days after the case, Ram Singh showed his shrewd side again by refusing to undergo the test identification parade.

The families of those involved in the crime later said that they were happy that the accused have been caught.

The estranged sister-in-law of the main accused then told reporters that Ram Singh and his brother Mukesh, who used to live at the Ravidas Camp in RK Puram Sector 3, had maligned the name of the colony and that they were the black sheep of the family.


First Published: Monday, March 11, 2013, 09:48


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