Parents hope India rape victim leaves legacy
SYDNEY (AFP) - The parents of a student fatally gang raped in New Delhi have told Australian television her attackers deserve the death sentence they have been given and hope her legacy empowers other women.
The 23-year-old was brutally raped in December on a bus in the Indian capital in a crime that shocked the nation. She died of massive internal injuries nearly a fortnight later.
An Indian judge last week sentenced to death four men convicted of the crime, bringing to a close a case that sparked widespread anger against the treatment of women in India.
Speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in an interview shown late Monday, the victim's father said he hoped the incident would lead to changes that would mean a safer world for women.