New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said it will raise the issue of suicide of Ram Singh, main accused in the December 16 gang rape, in Parliament.

"We want to know the circumstances behind the suicide of Ram Singh. It is highly irresponsible on the part of Tihar authorities that an inmate and prime accused in a high-profile case commits suicide," said BJP leader Najma Heptullah.

Saying that the BJP would raise the matter in parliament, Heptullah said: "We want to know how it will impact the trial and why Ram Singh was not under electronic surveillance."

Ram Singh, the prime accused in the December 16 gang rape of a 23-year-old girl, allegedly committed suicide in a high-security cell in Tihar Jail early on Monday morning.

(JPN/Agencies)

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