Death Penalty Sought in Delhi Rape

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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.