Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya in Delhi in December 2012, attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself on Wednesday night in Tihar jail.
He was admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where his condition is said to be critical. The convict had also consumed a heavy dose of anti-depressants before trying to commit suicide, jail sources told PTI, adding that he was prescribed the medication for depression.
Sharma had in 2013 demanded extra security in jail, claiming that he was beaten up by other inmates and police officials.
“Few days ago, I met him in jail where he complained about torture inside the jail premises,” said AP Singh, Sharma’s lawyer, to IANS.
Sharma isn’t the first person associated with the gang-rape to try and kill himself. In 2013, Ram Singh , then a prime accused in the Nirbhaya gang-rape, hung himself while lodged in Tihar jail. Singh was the driver of the bus in which Nirbhaya, a paramedic student, was raped and tortured by six men,
Courtesy: Times of India
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