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Four men convicted in India gang rape case

The four may, who now face the possibility of hanging, are expected to be sentenced tomorrow.

A policemen closes the gate of a court after a van, carrying the four men accused in the rape case enters.
A policemen closes the gate of a court after a van, carrying the four men accused in the rape case enters.
Image: Saurabh Das/AP

AN INDIAN COURT has convicted four men in the December gang rape of a young woman on a moving bus in New Delhi.

Sentences for the men, who were convicted today and face the possibility of hanging, are expected to be handed down tomorrow.

Last month, a juvenile court handed down the first conviction in the fatal rape of the young woman sentencing a teen to three years in a reform home.

The brutal rape set off waves of protest in India, giving voice to years of anger over the treatment of women and a silent epidemic of sexual harassment and rape.

Related: Teen given 3 years for gang rape and murder of student on New Delhi bus>

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