Nirbhaya gang-rape convict Vinay Sharma attempts suicide

New Delhi: One of the four convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape, Vinay Sharma, today tried to commit suicide by hanging himself inside his cell in Tihar Jail.

He is been given treatment at a city hospital after he was admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital (DDU).

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He consumed pills and tried to hang himself from the ventilator of his cell by using a towel yesterday.

Tihar Jail Superintendent Bijendra Kumar talking to media stated: “Tamil Nadu Police security personnel prevented Vinay from commiting suicide after they saw him trying to hang himself in his cell around 9.30 p.m. He was immediately taken to DDU hospital for treatment. He is now reportedly out of danger.”