New Delhi: Ram Singh, the main accused in the December 16 gang rape of paramedic, was prone to bad behavior and drinking habits. Friends of the 33-year-old bus driver used to call him "mental", as he was volatile in nature.

The 33-year-old accused, who committed suicide on Monday morning, had also appeared in a reality show ‘Aap Ki Kachehri’ anchored by former top cop Kiran Bedi to demand compensation.

According to reports, Singh had then complained against his employer that he did not provide compensation even after he suffered injuries in an accident in an accident in 2009. Ram Singh had gone to the labour court and demanded Rs 12 lakh compensation from his employer.

Kiran Bedi said, "He (Ram Singh) had come to my show and had alleged that his employer had not financially assisted him with hospital bills following the accident. But the employer refused to pay any compensation as he alleged that Singh had a history of irresponsible behaviour."

His violent behavior and drinking habits were also highlighted during the show as Singh’s employer said, “What's more, he allowed the helper to drive as well.  He is a habitual offender and a rash driver and the accident was purely his negligence.”

After he was caught in connection with the brutal gang rape case, Singh's neighbours in the south Delhi slum where he lived described him as a heavy drinker with a temper. One young woman said he used to get embroiled in violent rows and a relative recalled a physical altercation with her husband.

According to a Tihar jail official, Singh was prone to violent behaviour and mood swings, had suicidal tendencies and was under suicide watch. Sources said he was under depression for the past couple of days and last evening, he even did not have food.

(JPN/Agencies)

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