Four Gang Rape Men Convicted And Executed In Indian


Four Indian men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi in 2012 have been killed by hanging.

The four men are Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh. They were sentenced to death by a trial court in 2013.

The four were hanged in the capital’s high-security Tihar prison in the first executions in India since 2015.

The victim of the gang rape died from her injuries days after being raped by six men on a moving bus.

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The crime caused outrage and led to new anti-rape laws in India.

The 23-year-old physiotherapy student was dubbed Nirbhaya – the fearless one – by the press as she could not be named under Indian law.

Six people were arrested for the attack. One of them, Ram Singh, was found dead in jail in March 2013, having apparently taken his own life.


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