Indian court commutes death sentences in Mumbai rape case


People protest against a gang-rape case in Mumbai, India, September 25. Three Mumbai men convicted of trapping and repeatedly raping a 22-year-old photojournalist in 2013 get their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment. – EPA pic, November 25, 2021.

MUMBAI’s top court today commuted the death sentences of three men convicted in a rape case that heightened public outrage over women’s safety in India.

The assault in 2013 followed another high-profile gang-rape case the previous year that left a woman dead in New Delhi, sparking nationwide protests resulting in tougher anti-rape laws.


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