Wednesday, 4th March 2015

Death sentence for Delhi gang rape convicts

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People holding candles participate in a candle light vigil to mark one year anniversary of the death of a 23-year-old gang rape victim, in New Delhi, India, Dec. 29, 2013. The female college student died on Dec. 29 last year, nearly two weeks after she was brutally tortured by six thugs on a moving bus in south Delhi. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)Indian Supreme Court Saturday stayed the death penalty till March 31 of two of the four convicts in the December 2012 sensational Delhi gang rape.

The two men, identified as Mukesh and Pawan, were two of the four men convicted in the case. They had approached the Supreme Court after the Delhi high court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for all four men convicted by a trial court.

Delhi high court Thursday confirmed the death penalty awarded to the four men convicted for the gang rape and murder of a 23- year-old medical student on a moving bus in December 2012.

The gang rape triggered widespread protests over violence against women in India.



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