Inmates Attack ‘Nirbhaya’ Rapist in Tihar Jail

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New Delhi: One of the four men sentenced to death in Nirbhaya rape case, Binay Sharma was attacked by inmates of Tihar jail on Wednesday. He was thrashed brutally and fractured a limb. Binay is currently lodged in Tihar Jail. His lawyer has filed a plea in Delhi High Court seeking extra security.

The four men are lodged in high-security cells at the Tihar Jail, while their appeals against the death sentence are being heard by a court.In March 2013, one of the accused, Ram Singh — who had allegedly been driving the bus which the woman and her male friend had been lured into and inside which the crime had taken place – had died in Tihar jail.

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 The authorities said he had committed suicide. But his family and lawyers had contended that he had been murdered. The torture and subsequent death of the 23-year-old para-medical student — who was on way home on a winter evening after watching a movie at a south Delhi multiplex — had shocked the country. Protests had been held across Delhi and other metros.

Six men – one of them a juvenile – had initially been convicted in the case. The juvenile, who had been a few months short of 18 when the crime was committed, had been given detention for three years — which sparked furore and triggered moves to change the Juvenile Justice Act.Fresh outrage had started last year when one of the convicts in the case, Mukesh Singh, made certain comments in a documentary that showed a marked lack of remorse.

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