Days after one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, injured himself, a Delhi court on Thursday (February 20) sought response from Tihar jail authorities on a plea by Vinay Sharma, seeking better treatment for his mental illness, schizophrenia and head and arm injuries.
Vinay injured himself by banging his head against a wall of his cell in Tihar Jail, according to prison officials.
While hearing the case, additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana directed the prison authorities to file its reply on the plea by Vinay Kumar Sharma on Saturday.
According to reports, Vinay’s lawyer claimed that he has been unable to recognise people, including his mother. He has also asked for Vinay to be referred to the Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences hospital.
The incident happened in jail number 3 on Sunday afternoon, they said, adding that he got some minor injuries and was treated inside the prison premises.
The court had on February 17 issued fresh death warrants for March 3 at 6 am against the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. It had issued fresh warrants against death row convicts — Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay (26) and Akshay Kumar (31). This is the third time that death warrants have been issued against them.