New Delhi: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday said the alleged suicide in Tihar Jail by the main accused in the Delhi gang rape was a "major lapse".

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"I agree... It must be a major lapse... It is a grave incident, it is not a small incident," Shinde said. But the minister said he won't come to any conclusion till a magisterial probe ordered into the suicide gets over.

"I can't come to a conclusion now... Let us wait... The details would come (out) in the magisterial inquiry," said Shinde. Ram Singh, 35, believed to be the mastermind of the Dec 16 gang rape, committed suicide in the Tihar Jail on Monday morning, police said. His family alleged he was murdered.

(Agencies)

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