Outrage over India gang-rape sentence as teenager gets three years in reform home
In the first verdict in the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student that shocked the country into toughening its rape laws, a teenager has been sentenced to three years in a reform home, sparking new outrage.
Defence lawyer Rajesh Tiwari said that the 18-year-old, who was 17 at the time of the crime, had received the maximum sentence for his role in the crime.
That includes the eight months he has already spent in custody.
The victim's family was in the juvenile court when the long-awaited verdict was delivered. The court was closed to the media, but journalists packed the narrow lane outside.