Nirbhaya Rape: Delhi Court dismisses death row convict Vinay Sharma's plea seeking high-level treatment for mental illness
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Nirbhaya Rape: Delhi Court dismisses death row convict Vinay Sharma's plea seeking high-level treatment for mental illness

Aishwarya Iyer

An Additional Session Court yesterday dismissed the application filed by death row convict in the Nirbhaya case, Vinay Sharma for “high level treatment” on account of his alleged mental illness, apart from head injuries and an arm fracture.

The Court ultimately ruled,

"General anxiety and depression in case of a death row convict is obvious. In the case at hand, evidently adequate medical treatment and psychological help has been provided to the condemned convict. In these circumstances, I do not find any occasion to refer the convict to IBHAS or any other hospital at this stage. The application is accordingly dismissed for want of merits."

ASJ Dharmender Rana

The Court had earlier ordered the Tihar Jail Superintendent to file his report in this regard after Vinay's counsel, Advocate AP Singh told the Court that during a meeting with Vinay in Jail, the convict had failed to recognise even his own mother as well as his counsel.

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