4 of the six Indian men charged with brutally raping and torturing a New Delhi woman were sentenced to hang for their crimes. An Indian court handed down the sentence today for the gang rape of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pande and the savage beating of her male friend on a bus last December.
As the death sentence was read, the four doomed mean wailed in the courtroom. Vinay Sharma, 20, the bus driver, Akshay Thakur, 28, Pawan Gupta, 19, and Mukesh Singh, all claimed innocence.
Jyoti's death sparked mass riots in New Delhi and outrage all over the world.
One of the six rapists, Ram Singh, 33, hanged himself in prison. THe youngest rapist -- and the one who reportedly committed the worst atrocities upon Jyoti -- was tried as a juvenile. Now 19, he was sentenced to serve only 3 years in a reform school.