New Delhi: In yet another attempt which may lead to delay in the execution, one of the Nirbhaya gangrape case convicts, Vinay Sharma, this time tried to swallow staple pins inside his prison cell. However, he was saved by the officials who managed to stop him just in time. He was also later treated at the prison hospital. Also Read - Nirbhaya Gangrape Case: Court Dismisses Convict Vinay Sharma's Petition Seeking Medical Treatment
In the previous attempt, Vinay reportedly hit his head on the wall of the cell earlier this month. He was trying to hurt his hand as well, but the in-charge stopped him. He was taken to a hospital and was released after first-aid. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: 'Vinay Talked to Mother Recently, Claims of Mental Instability False'
On Saturday, a Delhi Court dismissed a petition of Vinay Sharma, in which he sought a direction to provide high-level medical treatment to him. During the hearing, the court observed, “General anxiety and depression in case of a death row convict is obvious. In the case at hand, evidently, adequate medical treatment and psychological help have been provided to the condemned convict”. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: Akshay, Vinay to Meet Parents For Last Time as Court Will Hear Tihar's Reply Today
Notably, the court had sought a report from the Tihar Jail authorities after his (Vinay)’s counsel AP Singh sought better medical treatment for the rapist, who is scheduled to be hanged on March 3 along with Mukesh, Akshay and Pawan. March 3 is the third date for the execution as the first two dates of January 22 and February 1 were postponed as all legal remedies were not exhausted by the convicts.