Nirbhaya case death row convict Vinay attempts to hurt himself in Tihar jail

Tihar Jail official said on Thursday (February 20) that Vinay, one of the death row convicts of 2012 Delhi gang-rape case, had tried to hurt himself by banging his head against a wall in his cell on February 16. The official added that Vinay had received minor injuries and he was taken to hospital for treatment. Sources said that Vinay tried to injured himself in order to delay his hanging.

Earlier this week, the court directed that the four convicts in Nirbhaya gangrape case - Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31) - be executed on March 3 at 6 am. Notably, it is for the third time that the court has issued death warrants against the convicts.