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Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital after suffering injuries in prison

Local media is reporting that the double-amputee Paralympian tried to injure himself but the prison says he fell out of bed.

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CONVICTED MURDERER OSCAR Pistorius has returned to his prison cell in South Africa’s capital after being treated at hospital for injuries sustained in jail.

Prison services spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo told AFP, ”He had to be detained Saturday afternoon at the hospital after falling off his bed.”

“He’s back in our care now,” Nxumalo said.

He added that the double-amputee Paralympian was again in the medical wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria where he has been serving out his six-year sentence due to his handicap.

According to the South African weekly City Press, citing another inmate at the prison, Pistorius had to go to hospital after intentionally slitting his wrists.

When asked about the report, Nxumalo said: “We can’t confirm that, it’s only speculation.”

Pistorius was convicted of shooting to death Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013, saying he mistook her for a burglar when he fired four times through the door of his bedroom toilet.

Pistorius, who pleaded not guilty at his trial in 2014, has always denied killing Steenkamp in a rage, saying he was trying to protect her.

After first being found guilty of culpable homicide, an appeals court upgraded his conviction to murder in December last year.

Pistorius, 29, previously a role model for disabled people worldwide, is eligible for conditional release in 2019 after serving half his prison term.

© – AFP, 2016

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