NEW DELHI – The host of a former reality TV show says a suspect in the fatal gang rape of a woman student on a bus in India's capital appeared on the show three years ago, demanding compensation from his former employer for injuries to his hands in an accident driving the employer's bus.
Kiran Bedi, a former top police officer, says Ram Singh appeared on her program, "Aap Ki Kaccheri" or "Your Court," in which contestants face one another in a makeshift court. Singh lost the case.
Bedi said in an email Friday that the employer proved that the accident was Singh's fault.
Singh's defense lawyer says he is innocent in the Dec. 16 attack. Four other men have also been charged with rape, murder and other crimes and could face the death penalty.