Delhi court dismisses convict Vinay Sharma's plea for medical treatment

Delhi court dismisses convict Vinay Sharma's plea for medical treatment

The Patiala House Court in Delhi on Saturday dismissed Nirbhaya rape and murder case convict Vinay Sharma's plea for medical treatment. Vinay Sharma, one of the four death-row convicts in Nirbhaya case, had filed a plea, seeking better treatment for his claimed "mental illness, schizophrenia and head and arm injuries".

Dismissing Nirbhaya case convict Vinay Sharma's plea for medical treatment, the Delhi court also asked the Tihar authorities to ensure adequate medical care to all the convicts. The court also observed that Vinay Sharma's mental condition is fine, according to the jail officials, and that the death row convict does not need medical treatment.

The Patiala House Court also noted that there is no objective sign of psychological distress. "The convict desires himself to be falsely diagnosed. General anxiety and depression in a case or a death row convict is obvious," the court noted.

Just two days ago, Vinay Sharma had injured himself by banging his head against a wall of his cell in Tihar Jail.

The incident happened in jail number 3 on Sunday afternoon. He got some minor injuries and was treated inside the prison premises, the jail officials said.

According to prison officials, Vinay had briefly stopped eating. "He is irritable in nature and acts differently from the other three convicts. His nature is different from the other three," they said.

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