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Seven men in India sentenced to death for rape and murder of a woman

The incident happened in February of this year.

A protest against rape and violence against women in Rohtak in 2012
A protest against rape and violence against women in Rohtak in 2012

AN INDIAN COURT has sentenced seven men to death for the rape and murder of a woman.

A minor accused in the case is also being tried in a juvenile court while another suspect died by suicide earlier this year.

The incident happened in Rohtak, an area of the Haryana state in the north of India.

The men have been charged with the gang-rape and murder of a 28-year-old woman from Nepal in February of this year.

According to the Hindustan Times, Judge Seema Singhal ordered each of the men should be death by hanging.

“Besides a judicial officer, I am also a human being and can hear the groan of the victim,” she is quoted as saying.

The BBC is reporting that an autopsy found that the victim had stones, blades and sticks forced inside her.

She had traveled to the region to be treated for depression.

This comes on the same day that India’s top court rejected an appeal opposing the release of the youngest attacker of a fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi in 2012.

Her attacker, who was underage at the time of the attack, received a three year sentence – the maximum allowed.

The woman, Jyoti Singh, was named by her mother who led protests against the man’s release.

Read: ‘We want justice’: Protests erupt as Indian gang rapist released and given new identity

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