New Delhi: The postmortem report of Delhi gang-rape accused, Ram Singh, has confirmed that he committed suicide in his cell at Tihar Jail, sources said on Tuesday.
The postmortem was conducted by a team of five doctors from the forensic department of AIIMS including Dr D N Bhardwaj and Dr Sudhir Gupta. Sources said that the anal swab of the victim – an essential procedure to confirm sodomy – has been preserved.
Speaking on the condition, a senior AIIMS doctor who conducted the examination said that Singh had died due to hanging.
“There were no injuries on the victim’s body, internal or external, other than the ligature mark. No suggestions of intoxication either. All organs were healthy,” the doctor said.
Another doctor who conducted Singh’s postmortem said the body had signs consistent with that of hanging.
“There were signs of asphyxia – bluishness in the hand and legs,” he said. “Death due to hanging involves choking around the area of the windpipe and voice box, so that the person can’t shout. It is so rapid that the person gets unconscious in minutes,” the doctor said.
Ram Singh’s clothes were also found to be intact, one of the doctors who had conducted the postmortem said. The doctor also felt that Singh’s deformity in the right arm not severe enough to make him unable to hang himself.