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Delhi gang rape sentencing postponed

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 01:02

Sept. 11 - A court postpones sentencing of four men convicted of rape and muder until Friday, while the public demands the death penalty. Sophia Soo reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL A judge will deliver the sentencing of the four men convicted of killing a woman on Friday. The men gang-raped and tortured the 23-year-old woman on a bus in New Delhi, before dumping her and her male friend on the road. She died in a Singapore hospital two weeks later of internal injuries. Defence lawyer for two of the four suspects said they had asked for leniency from the judge. Outside the court, protesters demanded the death penalty. Father of the victim spoke to journalists before the hearing and said he wants them to be hanged. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) FATHER OF THE VICTIM OF DELHI GANG RAPE, SAYING: "We are going to the court with the hope that the convicts will be hanged. We do not want anything other than the death sentence." The victim, who came from a lower-middle class family and worked in a call centre while she studied, cannot be named for legal reasons, but Indian media have dubbed her "Nirbhaya", a Hindi word meaning fearless.

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Delhi gang rape sentencing postponed

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 01:02