Delhi High Court declines to lengthen jail time for gang rape convict

December 18, 2015 12:05 PM

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Delhi High Court declines to lengthen jail time for gang rape convict

NEW DELHI The youngest of six men convicted of the 2012 gang rape of a woman, in a case that shocked India, moved closer to being freed on Sunday, after a court said it could not extend his three-year sentence.

The case turned a global spotlight on the treatment of women in India, where police say a rape is reported every 20 minutes, and the sentence for the young man sparked debate over whether the country is too soft on youthful offenders.

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