India’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld death sentences for three men over the infamous gang rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi in 2012 that sparked national protests and soul-searching.
The victim, a physiotherapy student, was raped and left for dead by a gang of five men and a teenager on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012. “The review petition of all the three convicts has been rejected,” A.P. Singh, a lawyer for the defendants, told reporters. The 23-year-old woman, on course to be the first professional in the family, was coming home from the cinema with a male friend.
The six gang raped and tortured her with an iron bar as the bus drove loops through the Indian capital. Singh was dumped on the streets 45 minutes later with horrific internal injuries, and died 13 days later in a Singapore hospital.—AFP