Oscar Pistorius treated in hospital for wrist injuries

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Pretoria, Aug 7 (IANS) Jailed South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius received treatment in a hospital, for, as one report said, injuries to his wrists.

A report by daily City Press said Pistorius was taken to hospital on Saturday, BBC reported on Sunday.

It quoted a security guard at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria as saying the athlete had wounds to his wrists that were bandaged.

The report said blades were found in a subsequent search of Pistorius’s cell.

Following treatment, the athlete has returned to prison, BBC reported.

In July, prosecutors said his six-year jail sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 was too lenient and they would appeal.

The 29-year-old was initially given a five-year term for manslaughter, but was found guilty of murder on appeal last December.

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He admitted killing Steenkamp but said he mistook her for an intruder at his home, BBC added.

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