The family of the December 16 gangrape victim today said they were "surprised but not saddened" by the main accused in the case allegedly committing suicide and are waiting for the four others to be sent to the gallows.
The brother of the victim said the family wanted the trial to be completed at the earliest.
"We are surprised at the suicide but we are not sad. He would have been hanged even otherwise. We wanted him to be hanged publicly. Now we are waiting for the four others to be sent to gallows," he said.
He however did add that Ram Singh deserved the death penalty.
The brother did not suspect any foul play and said guilt might have caught on to him.
The brother, however, did not blame Tihar authorities: "If someone wants to commit suicide, he will do it anyway. We cannot blame anyone," he said.
The victim's brother said: "Ram Singh was aware that there was strong evidence against him and that he could get the death penalty. The case is going on on a daily basis, and by April we will know the verdict," he said.
"I think he would have felt guilty about the incident because he did a wrong thing by hurting an innocent person in such a brutal manner. I want the trial to be completed at the earliest. All other accused in the case should get death sentence," he added.
Ram Singh and the four other accused in the case were being tried by a fast-track court here. Besides them, a sixth accused, who has been declared a juvenile, is facing proceedings before the Juvenile Justice Board.