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Nirbhaya case: On February 17, Vinay Sharma’s lawyer Mukesh Kumar Singh informed the court docket that his consumer was affected by “acute mental illness”.

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Vinay Sharma, one of many convicts within the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case tried to kill himself in his cell early this week. He reportedly tried to hurt himself by hitting his head in opposition to a wall. Sources in Tihar Jail informed that he was stopped by the jail authorities and was being handled.

A Tihar Jail supply on the situation of anonymity informed India Today, “One of the death row convicts of the Nirbhaya case, Vinay, attempted to hurt himself by banging his head against a wall in his cell. He received minor injuries.” On February 17, Vinay Sharma’s lawyer Mukesh Kumar Singh informed the court docket that his consumer was affected by “acute mental illness”. He additional mentioned that that is precisely why the demise sentence can’t be carried out.

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Apart from this, he claimed that Vinay was additionally assaulted in jail and had head accidents. Singh additionally informed the court docket earlier that the Nirbhaya rape convict Vinay Sharma was on a starvation strike in jail. After listening to these arguments, the Court directed the Tihar jail Superintendent to handle Vinay as per the regulation.

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The Court lately directed that the 4 convicts within the Nirbhaya gang rape case of 2012 – Akshay Kumar (31), Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (26) and Vinay Sharma (26) shall be hanged till demise on March Three at 6 am. This, nevertheless, is the third time that the demise warrants have been issued in opposition to the convicts. The demise warrant was beforehand issued on Janury 7 which bought deferred two occasions, on January 17 and on Janury 31.

Also learn: Nirbhaya case: All 4 convicts to be hanged at 6am on March 3

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