Vinay Sharma had tried to commit suicide twice earlier, and was put under ‘suicide watch’ after the incidents, said jail officials. His lawyer A P Singh claimed that Sharma wanted to be shifted to a different prison, where he could work and earn some money, but his appeals were denied by authorities. He alleged that in June 2013, Sharma was attacked twice by fellow inmates inside Tihar. Singh said the same year, his client was also given a poisonous substance, after which he fell sick and had to be hospitalised. After the suicide attempts and “attacks” by inmates, he was shifted to a different jail inside Tihar.
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