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Nirbhaya case: Court dismisses convict Vinay Sharma's plea seeking treatment for mental illness

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NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a petition filed by one of the Nirbhaya convicts seeking treatment for mental illness, schizophrenia and injuries in head and arm.

While dismissing the plea, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana observed, "It is evident that the convict is not only being provided regular medical care, but regular supportive therapy sessions are also being conducted for him by specialists."

The convict -- Vinay -- allegedly attempted to hurt himself by banging his head against a wall in the jail earlier this week.

While seeking a direction to shift Vinay to the Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in Delhi for "high-level treatment", his counsel A.P. Singh had contended that his client is suffering from mental illness and schizophrenia.

Vinay has exhausted all these legal remedies. He, along with three other convicts, are scheduled to be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m. for the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in the national capital in December 2012.

One of the convicts, Pawan, is yet to avail the legal remedy of either curative or mercy petition.

(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)

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