Delhi Court Dismisses Nirbhaya Convict’s Plea for Medical Treatment

Delhi Court Dismisses Nirbhaya Convict’s Plea for Medical Treatment
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The Delhi Patiala House Court on Saturday dismissed the plea for medical treatment filed by one of the convicts of the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case in 2012 Vinay Sharma.

Vinay Sharma had filed a plea seeking better treatmentfor his claimed "mental illness, schizophrenia and head and arm injuries."

Dismissing the plea for medical treatment of VinaySharma, the Delhi Court also asked the Tihar authorities to ensure adequatemedical care to all the convicts. The court also observed that Vinay Sharma'smental condition is fine, according to the jail officials, and that the deathrow convict does not need medical treatment.

The Patiala House Court also noted that there is noobjective sign of psychological distress adding that the convict desireshimself to be falsely diagnosed. The court also noted that general anxiety anddepression in a case or a death row convict is obvious.

The convict Vinay Sharma had injured himself bybanging his head against a wall of his cell in Tihar jail two days ago.

According to prison officials, Vinay had brieflystopped eating. "He is irritable in nature and acts differently from theother three convicts. His nature is different from the other three," theysaid.

"Vinay Sharma got hurt inside his cell after hebanged his head against a wall on Sunday afternoon. While he was at it,security personnel saw him, stopped him immediately and called thedoctors," a senior jail official said.

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