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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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Defence requests life imprisonment in gang rape case

A defence lawyer has urged the judge to hand sentences of life imprisonment to four men convicted over the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a bus in Delhi.

V.K. Sharma noted that Indian law calls for execution only in very exceptional cases.

The four men arrived at the Delhi district court in this police vehicle. Credit: RTV

The men's lawyers have long said they are innocent and claimed that any confessions had been coerced by police.

Public prosecutor Dayan Krishna has called for the death penalty, saying the crime had shocked India's "collective conscience."

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