India: New Delhi bus gang-rape quartet lose appeal against death penalty

March 13, 2014 3:42 PM

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India: New Delhi bus gang-rape quartet lose appeal against death penalty

Four men convicted of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012 will be executed in spite of their appeals, confirmed the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

Four of the six arrested suspects were given death penalties by a fast-track Delhi court in September 2013. The fifth accused did not live long enough to receive his penalty, as he hanged himself in March 2013. The sixth accused was a juvenile at the time of the assault and was sentenced to three ye...

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