Teenager guilty of Delhi bus rape

An Indian teenager has been found guilty of rape and murder following the gang rape of a woman on a moving bus in Delhi last December. He had denied the charges, as do four adult men also on trial for the same attack.

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Background to the Delhi gang rape case

Thousands of woman in India took to the streets in protest of the brutal crime.

The gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old Indian woman last December sparked mass protests across the country.

The victim - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was travelling on a bus in Delhi with a male friend when they were attacked. They were later dumped on the roadside.

She later died in a Singapore hospital from internal injuries on the 29 December.

It led to demands for stronger laws, tougher police action against those accused of sexual assault and a sustained campaign to change society's views on women.


Teenager convicted in Delhi gang rape and murder case

The teenager arrived at court with his head covered by a blanket

An Indian juvenile court has convicted a teenager of the rape and murder of a young woman who was gang raped on bus in Delhi, last December, the Associated Press reports.

The defendant - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was 17 at the time of the attack and was tried as a minor.

He now faces a maximum sentence of three years at a reform centre, defence lawyer Rajesh Tewari said.

Four other men are on trial for the same attack. A fifth defendant was found dead in his cell in March

Delhi gang rape case verdict due for juvenile suspect

A court in New Delhi is expected to announce its verdict on a juvenile suspect accused of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a bus last year.

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest outside a district court in New Delhi Credit: Reuters

He is charged with rape, murder, destroying evidence, and other crimes carried out while aged 17.

If convicted, the maximum sentence that he can receive is three years at a correction facility, which will include the time he spent in custody during the case.

He has denied the charges, as have four men also on trial for the attack.

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