Nirbhaya case convict Vinay Sharma receives minor injuries after attempting to hurt himself
On February 16, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, attempted to hurt himself by banging his head against a wall in his cell
New Delhi: Vinay Sharma, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, attempted to hurt himself by banging his head against a wall in his cell on February 16, a Tihar Jail official said.
"One of the death row convicts of 2012 Delhi gang-rape case, Vinay had attempted to hurt himself by banging his head against a wall in his cell, on February 16. He had received minor injuries," the official stated.
The four death row convicts will be hanged on March 3 at 6 am, a Delhi court had ordered earlier this week.
The Patiala House Court on Monday issued fresh death warrants against four convicts while hearing a petition by the state and Nirbhaya's parents.
During the hearing, convicts' lawyer AP Singh told the court that Vinay is on a hunger strike and his mental status is also not well. Singh also sought the court's direction to jail authorities for his health check-up and proper medical report.
Earlier, Delhi high court on February 5 granted a week's time to the four convicts to avail of all legal remedies available to them and said that the convicts cannot be hanged separately since they were convicted for the same crime.
A Delhi court had issued a death warrant against the four convicts Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta, and Mukesh Singh on January 7 and they were scheduled to be executed on January 22 at Tihar Jail. The execution which was pushed to February 1 was then suspended indefinitely by a Delhi court.