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Court confirms deaths sentence in India gang rape


NEW DELHI (AP) - A New Delhi court on Thursday confirmed the death penalty imposed by a lower court to four men convicted for the gang rape and murder of a young woman on a moving bus in 2012.

A special fast track court had sentenced the men in September, saying their crime was one of the rarest of rare cases that warranted the death penalty.

The Delhi High Court dismissed the appeals filed by the men and said it "affirmed" the sentence given by the lower court.

The 23-year-old medical student and a friend were returning home from a movie when the men tricked them into boarding a bus they were joy-riding. They beat the friend into submission, held the woman down and took turns raping her. They also penetrated her with a rod, causing severe internal injuries that led to her death two weeks after the December 2012 attack.

The brutality of the crime unleashed a wave of public anger over the treatment of Indian women and a long-unspoken epidemic of sexual violence in the country.

All six men involved in the attack were arrested soon after the attack.

Police say one of the men hanged himself in prison. Another man - an 18-year-old who was a juvenile at the time of the attack - was convicted and ordered to serve three years in a reform home.

A defense lawyer said the men would appeal Thursday's decision in the Supreme Court.

"These men have been falsely implicated," A. P. Singh, a lawyer who has represented the four men at various times during the trial, told reporters.

The nationwide outcry following the gang rape led the federal government to rush legislation increasing prison terms for rapists and criminalizing voyeurism, stalking, acid attacks and the trafficking of women.

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zorro205 March 13 2014 at 8:55 AM


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PANTHERESS66 March 13 2014 at 11:34 AM

I am glad their justice has served ! Action speaks louder than words! Voices were heard as they Re silence! This young victim whom died and a friend did not need to be held as victims. Rape is a serious crime so is Bullying ,too! Kudos to Justice in India! If India can lead their justice then any other countries would do the same ! Included in the US we can take their lesson and put the lowlifes for a harsher punishment! No one deserves to be victims in sexual violence.

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patrickliveshere March 13 2014 at 10:47 AM

I say release them one at a time to a FEMALE jury with all the doors locked and barred, oh let's say 20 minutes. Then open all the doors and call in the clean-up team to remove the minute pieces of rapist. Case closed!

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tiffanypiano1 March 13 2014 at 10:32 AM

I bet they won't let them sit in jail for 30 years awaiting trials in the appellate court like they would in the U.S. with a lawyer representating him trying to make a name for himself and milk the system.

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zorcof March 13 2014 at 9:49 AM

Before the are executed, they should be put in the general population if they have such a thing there and gang raped by other inmates for about 6 months, then executed. If they had done this in the US they would be segregated from the other inmates and sit in jail with all the comforts of home for the net 20 years waiting for appeal after appeal.

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angelartr zorcof March 13 2014 at 10:22 AM

where women are treated as underclass citizens on a national level, I really think releasing them in the genereal popultion would not bring them any additional harm. I wouold be will to bet most of the men in prison have forced themselves on women in the past.

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fmuddywaters March 13 2014 at 9:38 AM

But frist, stick a rod in the thing,,

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dralfredotaule fmuddywaters March 13 2014 at 9:42 AM

I love these defense attorney!
One of the rapist confessed and implicated the others yet this lawyer claims they were unjustly foubnd guilty! It's the same way in our country.

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tiffanypiano1 dralfredotaule March 13 2014 at 10:34 AM

That's right and also claim that they had an unhappy childhood or were bullied in school and that's what made them do it.

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pftaylor March 13 2014 at 9:02 AM

Those lowlifes should all be put to death. Even the 18 yr old.

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bizzybe01 pftaylor March 13 2014 at 9:34 AM

I agree pftaylor!

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dralfredotaule pftaylor March 13 2014 at 9:42 AM

Raped by cellmates too!

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mgilles346 March 13 2014 at 9:00 AM

Justice finally served. I hope that the government continues on this path and strengthens laws to protect women against such violence.

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angelartr mgilles346 March 13 2014 at 10:23 AM

now it needs to happen here in the US.

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PANTHERESS66 mgilles346 March 13 2014 at 11:39 AM

Totally ! IF there justice has served then US would need this lesson for rapist in harsher punishment. We need to strengthen our laws too. Double thumbs up to you!

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billdavidison March 13 2014 at 10:39 AM

Maybe the USA could take some lessons from India.

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Dickhead March 13 2014 at 2:32 PM


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