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3 men in India to hang for multiple rape attacks

Published on Apr 4, 2014 7:20 PM
 
Double gang-rape convict Mohammed Salim Ansari looks out from a police van as he is taken to court in Mumbai on April 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MUMBAI (AFP) - An Indian court on Friday ordered three men to hang after they were convicted of two gang-rapes, the first death sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was toughened last year. 

The sentences were announced at a court in Mumbai for the two attacks in July and August last year at the same abandoned mill compound in the city, including an attack on a photographer that made global headlines.

Mohammed Salim Ansari, 28, Vijay Mohan Jadhav, 19, and Mohammed Kasim Hafeez Shaikh, 21 were convicted last month after a fast-track trial.

They were subsequently handed life sentences for one of those assaults, the gang-rape of an 18-year-old phone operator.

 
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