Delhi court rejects Nirbhaya convict's plea claiming he suffers mental illness
New Delhi : A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a petition filed by Vinay Sharma seeking treatment for his "mental illness".
Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana rejected the plea after the Tihar Jail authorities' report stating that he does not suffer any kind of psychological disorders.
The judge said, "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 have been provided to the condemned convict."
"I do not have any plausible reasons to disbelieve them".
"I have also seen the CD provided by the jail authorities wherein the convict is seen conversing with his counsel and family members. The apparent tone and tenor of the convict is not suggestive of any abnormal behaviour, rather it convincingly corroborates the opinion of the medical experts."
According to the plea filed in the court, Vinay is suffering from "insanity", "mental illness" and "schizophrenia".
Making counterclaims, the jail authorities presented the CCTV footage in the court to establish that Vinay Sharma had inflicted "superficial" injuries on himself.
The psychologist who has been examining all the four convicts on a daily basis inside the jail has said none of them suffer from any mental illness.
The four convicts have been trying all legal tactics to ensure their death sentence gets delayed.