High court upholds Delhi rapists' death sentences

High court upholds Delhi rapists' death sentences
A demonstrator holds a placard.

NEW DELHI - Four men convicted of raping and murdering a woman in New Delhi had their death sentences upheld on Thursday for a crime that caused a huge public backlash against an entrenched culture of violence against women in India.

The Delhi High court upheld the order to hang the four handed down in their trial last September.

Defence lawyers said earlier they would appeal to the Supreme Court if the death sentences remain in force.

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