6 Indian men handed life sentences over gang rape of student
BANGALORE (AFP) - A court in southern India handed down life sentences on Friday to six men for the gang rape of a law student on a university campus last year.
The six were also ordered to pay a fine totalling 6,000 rupees (S$116) to the 21-year-old victim from Nepal over the injuries and trauma she suffered in the attack last October in Bangalore.
Sessions judge K. Sangannavar told the court the men would be sent to prison "till their natural death".
The sentence comes days before a verdict is due on four men charged over the fatal gang rape of a physiotherapy student in New Delhi on a bus last December, a crime that sparked outrage across India.