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India court dismisses appeal against death penalty over 2012 bus rape

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Four men were convicted of the rape and murder of the young physiotherapy student, who was tortured on a bus in New Delhi in 2012.

NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (Reuters) – India’s top court on Wednesday

dismissed an appeal against the death penalty by one of four men

convicted of gang-raping and murdering a woman on a bus in New

Delhi, saying it found no reason to review the sentence.

Four men were convicted of the rape and murder of the young

physiotherapy student, who was tortured on a bus in New Delhi in

2012, an attack that triggered shockwaves across India and

abroad.

The victim came from a lower-middle class family and worked

in a call centre while she studied.

Her mother told reporters she welcomed the ruling and hoped

all four men would be executed soon.

“This is one step closer to justice,” she said.