Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius OIB is a South African sprint runner and convicted murderer. Both of Pistorius’ legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old.

There is an unconfirmed report seriously trending on social media that South African Paralympic gold medallist, Oscar Pistorius allegedly hanged himself in his prison cell where he was serving a jail term for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius, 30, was a celebrated Olympic and Paralympic gold medalist before shooting his girlfriend Reeva on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

He was convicted of the killing and sentenced.

The trending post on social media have it that Pistorius was seen hanging in his prison cell at 5:30 am local time on Wednesday.

Hinnews.com made an attempt to confirm the alleged death of Pistorius, a Staff at the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre in Pretoria, who spoke on anonymity said an attempt was made on Pistorius’ life but it was not successful.

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he received treatment under tight security surveillance an hour later.

The State Corrections Commission also said in a statement. “An attempt was made on Mr. Pistorius’ life, blood was seen on his sheet, they also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items but they did not succeed. He only sustained minor injuries.”

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