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Indian court upholds death sentences over horrific 2012 gang-rape

NEW DELHI: India's top court on Monday upheld death sentences for three men convicted over the notorious 2012 gang-rape and murder of a woman that sparked national protests and soul-searching. Jyoti Singh, a physiotherapy student, was raped and left for dead by a gang of five men and a teenager on a bus in the Indian capital New Delhi in December 2012. The 23-year-old woman, on course to be the first professional in the family, was coming home from the cinema with a male friend. The six-strong gang beat the man…

Indian court sentences two Mumbai 1993 blasts convicts to death

MUMBAI: A special court on Thursday sentenced two convicts to death and two others to life in jail for their involvement in India’s most deadly bombings, a series of blasts in the financial capital that killed 257 people in 1993, reported Indian Media. A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act court sentenced Tahir Merchant and Feroze Khan, two of the five convicts, to death and Abu Salem and Karimullah to life in jail. Whereas, another convict Riyaz Siddiqui was sentenced to 10 years in jail. In…

India court sentences ‘House of Horror’ serial killers

NEW DELHI: An Indian court sentenced a businessman and his servant to death Monday for the murder of a woman at a mansion dubbed the "House of Horrors", where 18 other victims were found butchered. Moninder Singh Pandher and his groundskeeper Surinder Koli were found guilty at the weekend of the rape and murder of 20-year-old Pinki Sarkar, whose skeleton was found along with other human remains near Pandher's house outside New Delhi in 2006. Her murder case was described in court as the "rarest of the rare", a…