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Four men found guilty of rape and murder of woman on Delhi bus

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Four men found guilty of rape and murder of woman on Delhi bus


Four men have been found guilty of the rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus.

Bus cleaner Akshay Kumar Singh, gym instructor Vinay Sharma, fruit-seller Pawan Gupta, and unemployed Mukesh Singh had all denied the charges.

But they were found guilty of repeatedly raping and torturing the 23-year-old victim with a metal bar. They then dumped her, naked and semi-conscious by the roadside.

She died in a Singapore hospital two weeks later of internal injuries.

The attacks sparked protests and the four could face the death penalty.

Sentences are set to be handed out on Wednesday.

A fifth defendant died in his jail cell while a sixth, a 17-year-old boy, was given a three-year term in a reform facility.

The victim’s case resonated with thousands of urban Indians who took to the streets in fury after the attack. Her path through education onto the first rungs of middle-class life seemed to epitomize the aspirations of millions of young women in the world’s second most populous nation.

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