Nirbhaya rapist Vinay Sharma attempts to commit suicide inside Tihar jail


Nirbhaya rapist, Vinay Sharma, on Thursday attempted to commit suicide inside Tihar Jail, said police.

According to police, Sharma consumed pills and tried to hang himself after. The rape convict has now been admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital in Delhi.

Sharma is one of the convicts sentenced to death for raping a Delhi student, who later earned a nickname, Nirbhaya. The medical student later died at a Singapore hospital, where she was transported for treatment after her condition deteriorated at Delhi hospital.

In 2013, Ram Singh, a prime accused in the Nirbhaya case, was found hanging inside Tihar jail.

Last year, Sharma had demanded extra security in jail, complaining of danger to his life after he claimed he was physically assaulted by other inmates.