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Delhi rapists get death penalty

Four men convicted for the brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman on a Delhi bus last December have been sentenced to the death penalty.

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Death sentence 'inevitable' in Delhi gang rape trial

An Indian government minster has said four men found guilty yesterday of the gang-rape and murder of a woman in Delhi last year will be hanged, The Guardian reports. The shocking brutality of the attack horrified the country and prompted hundreds of protests.

Protesters outside court yesterday in New Delhi. Credit: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

The shocking brutality of the attack horrified the country and prompted hundreds of protests. Speaking after the verdict, but before sentencing later today, Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters:

"We have strengthened the law. [The] death penalty is assured in this case."

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