India

Four Indian Men Convicted of Rape and Murder of 23-Year-Old to Face Death Penalty

Case got international attention

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All four Indian men convicted of raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi were sentenced to death on Friday, a decision the judge said sent a message to society that there can be no tolerance for such a savage crime.

Cheers went up from a crowd outside the Delhi court when lawyers rushed out to announce the sentence handed down for last December's assault, which triggered furious protest across India and rare national debate about violence against women.