Thursday, 13 March 2014
Indian High Court Confirms Gang Rapists Will Be Hanged For Attacking A Woman On A Bus And Abusing Her With A Metal Rod.
The assault, carried out with a metal rod, transfixed India with its brutality and led to nationwide protests calling for better policing and harsher punishments for violent crimes against women. In response, India’s Parliament passed legislation raising the maximum punishment for rape from life imprisonment to the death penalty. Jyoti's friend, Awnindra Pandey, 28, who was with her that night, said today: 'I was waiting for this judgement and thankfully the court has delivered. 'People are congratulating and calling me to tell me about the judgement. I'm very happy that the court has upheld the death sentence. I want them hanged as soon as possible. DM.