Vinay Sharma, one of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case lodged in Tihar Jail, injured himself after banging his head against the wall of his cell on Monday. He sustained minor injuries on his head and hand, and was treated by the jail authorities, Tihar DG Sandeep Goel confirmed.
Sharma’s lawyer had earlier told the court he is on hunger strike inside prison and was suffering from acute mental illness because of which the death sentence cannot be carried out.
A Delhi court on Monday issued fresh death warrants for the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case and set a new date for their hanging: March 3 at 6am
One of the five adult accused, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar Jail during the trial of the case.