Juvenile Convicted in India Gang Rape
Teen gets 3 years in reform school over fatal assault
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2013 8:46 AM CDT
Police officers escort the juvenile in New Delhi on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

(Newser) – The first conviction has come down in the fatal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi, but the result will do little to satisfy the victim's supporters: The teen assailant is guilty of rape and murder, but he'll be free after three years in reform school, reports the Times of India. The unidentified assailant was 17 at the time of the 2012 bus assault, though the victim's family says he was the most vicious of her attackers, reports AP.

"He should be hanged irrespective of whether he is a juvenile or not," said the victim's mother after the verdict. "He should be punished for what he did to my daughter." Four of his accused accomplices are currently on trial and should get their verdicts next month. All face the death penalty as adults. A sixth man was found dead in his jail cell in March. The case has drawn attention to gang rapes in India, but high-profile assaults persist—with more recent victims including a photojournalist, an American, and a Swiss tourist.

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BuffaloJack
Sep 1, 2013 7:18 AM CDT
Seventeen is the age at which you can join the army. If you can be in the army they you are an adult. This feral dog should be euthanized. Hang him.
rohit57
Aug 31, 2013 2:04 PM CDT
Every single one of the South Asian nations has had a woman head of state. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. When is America going to join the 21st century?
Who_Cares
Aug 31, 2013 11:40 AM CDT
Maybe all of ours "would be" or "wanna be" rapists should move to India. It's a "rape heaven" for rapists over there. Careful with business owner from India, they enjoy raping you as customer.