Oscar Pistorius is suspected of attempting suicide in his prison cell.The South African Paralympian was rushed to Kalafong Hospital from his Pretoria prison cell on Saturday, where he is serving a six-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Singabakho Nxumalo, a spokesman for the correctional services department, said Pistorius told officials that he suffered injuries after falling out of bed. But South African media reported that Pistorius also had injuries to his wrists.
However, Pistorius has denied “speculations” of a suicide attempt after he was treated at a private hospital in Pretoria for injuries suffered in jail. He has since been returned to jail following treatment.
The athlete fatally shot Ms Steenkamp in his home on Valentine’s Day in 2013. He initially served one year of a five-year prison sentence for manslaughter, but the conviction was later overturned by an appeals court. Pistorius was then convicted of the more serious charge of murder.