Death Penalty Sought in Delhi Rape

    Hearing impaired students shout slogans during a protest against the Sept. 4 rape of a mentally disabled girl staying at a home run by a non-governmental organization in Jammu, India, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Police arrested two people in connection with the sexual abuse of the girl, according to local reports.(AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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    Prosecutors in Delhi are seeking the death penalty against four men convicted of the rape and murder of a 23-year-old student last year. A judge will issue the sentencing on Friday. “There can be nothing more diabolic than a helpless girl put through torture,” said prosecutor Dayan Krishnan. Defense lawyers are expected to argue that not all four men were present during the worst parts of the attack, which caused such severe internal injuries that the young woman died a week after being raped. “These men should be hung until death because they don’t deserve to live in our society,” said the victim’s mother, Asha Devi.

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