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Nirbhaya Convict Vinay Sharma Bangs Head Against Wall, Receives Minor Injuries

New Delhi: One of many 4 death-row convicts within the Nirbhaya gang-rape and homicide case, Vinay Sharma, injured himself by banging his head in opposition to a wall of his cell in Tihar Jail, officers stated on Thursday.

The incident occurred in jail quantity Three on Sunday afternoon. He acquired some minor accidents and was handled contained in the jail premises, they stated.

In line with jail officers, Vinay had briefly stopped consuming. “He is irritable in nature and acts different from the other three convicts. His nature is different from the other three,” they stated.

“Sharma got hurt inside his cell after he banged his head against a wall on Sunday afternoon. While he was at it, security personnel saw him, stooped him immediately and called the doctors,” a senior jail official stated.

A Delhi courtroom on Monday ordered that Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31) — the 4 convicts within the Nirbhaya gang-rape and homicide case be hanged on at 6 am on March 3.

The courtroom was knowledgeable that Vinay was on starvation strike in Tihar jail however he later broke the strike. It directed the jail superintendent to take acceptable care of Vinay as per regulation.

Vinay’s lawyer had instructed the courtroom that the convict was assaulted in jail and has head accidents, including that he was affected by acute psychological sickness and therefore the loss of life sentence can’t be carried out.

The courtroom rejected the bottom of “mental illness”, saying that the problems have been raised earlier than the apex courtroom and it rejected the plea on the idea of the report submitted by the medical doctors, who stated the convict was “psychologically well adjusted” and the “general condition of the petitioner is stable”.

In line with sources, with the date of execution approaching, the psychological well being of the 4 convicts are being frequently checked by medical doctors.

All of them are being stored in jail quantity Three in separate cells and they’re being monitored around the clock, the senior jail official stated.

Demise warrants have been earlier issued on January 7 and the execution was later deferred twice — on January 17 and January 31.

(PTI)

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