Delhi gang rape: 4 men sentenced to hang
NEW DELHI -The four men accused in the gang-rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student have been given the death sentence on Friday, bringing to an end the most closely watched trial in India.
The verdict triggered applause outside the packed courtroom in the Indian capital as well as outside the court complex where crowds had gathered amid tight security.
Mukesh Singh, 26, Pawan Gupta, 19, Vinay Sharma, 20 and Akshay Thakur, 28, were given the capital punishment by Judge Yogesh Khanna who said that the crime fell in the “rarest of rare” category, which means the most brutal of crimes.
“It shocked the collective consciousness of society,'' said the judge.