The incident came to light around 5am. Ram Singh was found hanging inside jail number 3. He was rushed to the jail hospital but declared dead on arrival. The body was then sent for postmortem at Deen Daya Upadhyaya hospital.
Ram Singh was to be produced in Saket Court today. The gang-rape accused were woken up by 5-5.30am everyday and taken to Saket Court on their hearing date in a bus and were kept in a lockup there. The incident came to fore when the guard spotted him this morning.
He was apparently disturbed by the recent hanging of Afzal Guru, a source said. A metropolitan magistrate will inquire into the incident, the source added.
However, the incident has raised several questions on the safety of inmates inside the high-security jail.