Family demand hanging ahead of Delhi gang-rape verdict
NEW DELHI (AFP) - A court will hand down its verdict on four men accused of murder and gang rape on Tuesday over an attack on a bus that sparked mass protests across India, as the victim's family calls for them to hang.
The parents of the popular physiotherapy student have been at the forefront of calls for the men to face the death sentence over the Dec 16 attack in New Delhi, which also triggered new anti-rape laws.
Their 23-year-old daughter, who cannot be named for legal reasons, died of her injuries on December 29 in a Singapore hospital.
The four men, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma, have all pleaded not guilty to the charges which include murder, rape and theft.