India High Court Upholds Death Penalty for 3 Who Gang-Raped Student

(From UPI)

India’s Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals by three men convicted in a six-year-old gang rape case, upholding death sentences it handed down last year.

The three men were convicted a year ago of gang raping a 23-year-old paramedic student in December 2012. They were seeking a review of the verdict with hopes to change their death sentences to life terms.

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and justices R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan rejected the petitions filed by the men — Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh — saying there were no grounds for review.

The decision affirms the Supreme Court’s May 2017 death penalty decision.

Bhushan said the three cannot re-argue the case under the false premise of a review petition, The Hindu Times reported.

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