Mumbai Gang Rape: Three Sentenced to Death

In the first case to invoke India’s new laws mandating harsher punishment for repeated sex crimes, a Mumbai court on Friday sentenced three men to death for the gang rape of two women.

Weeks ago, a court found the men—Vijay Jadhav, Kasim Bengali and Salim Ansari—guilty of raping a telephone operator and a photojournalist on two separate occasions last summer. The three men were sentenced under the new rape laws put in place in the aftermath of a gruesome 2012 gang rape in Delhi that sparked a national outcry…read it at Vocativ.

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