Nirbhaya Rape Convict Vinay Sharma Tried To Hang Himself With A Towel in Tihar jail

New Delhi: On Wednesday,Vinay Sharma tried to hang himself with a towel in a high-security Tihar Jail in Delhi. Vinay Sharma – one of the 4 men sentenced to death for gang-rape, torture and killing of a medical student in December 2016. The case came to be known as the Nirbhaya case.


Vinay Sharma was a gym instructor. He took pills before trying to hang himself with a towel. He is in hospital and out of danger now.

Sharma had demanded more security in jail last year alleging that he had been beaten up by other inmates in the jail.

Another convict of Nirbhaya case Ram Singh who was the driver of the bus in which the medical student was assaulted, was found hanging in Tihar jail in the month of March 2013.

6 men were found guilty of raping and torturing the physiotherapist – 23 year old. After watching a movie on a winter evening with her friend, She was on her way home. In the middle of the way, they board the bus in which she was raped and tortured by the 6 men who were sitting already in the bus. She died in hospital 13 days later.

The government introduced major changes to laws on crimes against women as street protest became violent.

Vinay Sharma among with three others have appealed against their death sentence in the Supreme Court.

The youngest of the rapists was short of 18 when he was arrested by the Delhi Police. He was released from a correction home last year after three years in probation, amid protests by thousands including the parents of the medical student.