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Nirbhaya case: Convict attempts suicide in Tihar, critical

Updated: Aug 25, 2016 09:05 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 25 (ANI): Vinay Sharma, one of the five convicts sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya in a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012, attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself last night in Tihar Jail.

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

Vinay, earlier in 2013, had claimed that he was beaten up by other inmates in the jail and had demanded extra security.

He is though not the first convict in the case who have attempted suicide, Ram Singh, the driver of the bus in which the student was brutally raped and tortured by six men, was found hanging in his cell in Tihar in 2013.

The jail authorities had said he had committed suicide but his family had then alleged that he had been murdered. (ANI)