Delhi gangrape case: Convict attempts suicide inside Tihar Jail

NEW DELHI: Nirbhaya rape case convict Vinay Sharma,who was sentenced to death attempted to commit suicide by taking painkillers and then trying to hang himself with a towel on Wednesday night in Tihar jail.

He has been admitted to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in Delhi where his condition is said to be critical.

AP Singh Sharma’s lawyer said. “Few days ago, I met him in jail where he complained about torture inside the jail premises.”

In 2013 a prime accused Ram Singh 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.

She was thrown out of the vehicle on that night.She died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.

The three other convicts are Mukesh, Pawan and Akshay Kumar Singh. Another accused a juvenile was convicted and sentenced to three years in a reformation home on August 31, 2013. He was released from the observation home in December last year.