One of five perpetrators of a notorious rape and murder in India has made a bizarre last-ditch effort to dodge death penalty, insisting that India’s poor air quality has already shortened his lifespan enough.
The families of the four men accused of the gang rape, murder, and desecration of Priyanka Reddy in a case which has shocked the whole of India, have called for their sons to be hanged and burned for what they did.
Over 160 vehicles have been torched amid mass unrest in Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Rioters are demanding the arrest and punishment of a man who kidnapped and raped a 7-year-old girl.
India's parliament has toughened penalties for sex offenses and gang rapes, with brutal attacks against minors younger than 12 now becoming punishable by death, or at the very least 20 years behind bars.
India’s Supreme Court confirmed that the men who gang-raped a 23-year-old paramedic in 2012 will be hanged. The brutal incident shocked the nation, sparking protests and changes in laws regarding sex crimes.
Over 60,000 people signed an Amnesty International UK’s petition demanding the government intervene in the case of two Indian sisters sentenced to rape and humiliation for their brother’s deed by a local council dominated by a higher caste.