New Delhi gang rapists sentenced to death
NEW DELHI, India - The judge hearing the case of 4 men convicted for a shocking gang rape on a bus in New Delhi last December sentenced them to death on Friday, September 13.
Judge Yogesh Khanna said the case fell into the "rarest of rare category", which justified capital punishment.
One of the men, Vinay Sharma, broke down in tears as the sentence was announced.
As the news broke, crowds inside the building and outside the courtroom roared with cheers and applauded the judgment.
The prosecution team congratulated each other, with lead lawyer Dayan Krishnan saying: "We did our job. We are happy with this sentence."
The father of the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said the family was also satisfied as he left with his wife and sons.
"We are very happy. Justice has been delivered," he told reporters inside court flanked by his wife and sons. – Rappler.com