Delhi gang rape hangings for two men delayed

India's Supreme Court has temporarily stayed the hanging of two of the four men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi.

A police bus carrying four men pictured arriving at a court in Delhi today Credit: Reuters

The Supreme Court's order came in response to a petition filed by an attorney for the two men which said the appeals court that confirmed the death sentence this week had completely ignored their defence.

The court scheduled a hearing in the case for March 31.

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