Vinay Sharma, one the prime convicts in the 16 December Nirbhaya Murder and Rape case attempted suicide in his cell in Tihar on Wednesday. Sharma, who along with five others had raped a physiotherapy student in a moving bus in 2012. He has been serving his sentence in the Tihar jail.
Wednesday night, Vinay tried killing himself by first taking an overdose of painkillers and later by hanging himself. He has been admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in Delhi and is reported critical.
In a case that shook the entire nation, futher putting a question mark on the status of women security in India, Vinay and his mates were found guilty. The infamous Nirbhaya Rape Case made way for fast track trials of rape cases following the upsurge of protests in the nation.
Sharma had last year appealed for more security in his cell as he claimed security threats from other inmates in jail. He had said that he was being physically assaulted by fellow convicts and police officers. One of the other accused in the case, driver Ram Singh had also committed suicide and was found hanging in the Tihar early morning in 2013. However, his family claimed that he was mudered.
Vinay Sharma is under medical supervision right now and