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Indian teen sentenced to three years in Delhi gang rape case

By Annie Banerji and Suchitra Mohanty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian teenager was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention on Saturday for the December gang rape of a trainee physiotherapist, the first verdict in a case that sparked debate over whether India is too soft on young offenders. Police say the 18-year-old and five adult men lured the 23-year-old woman and her male friend onto a New Delhi bus where they repeatedly raped her and beat them both with a metal bar before dumping them on to a road.

First Delhi gang-rape verdict due in India

A New Delhi court was set to deliver the first verdict on Thursday on one of five suspects on trial over the fatal gang-rape of a student on a moving bus, which triggered an outcry in India. The juveniles' court in the capital has finished hearing the case of a teenager, aged 17 at the time of the brutal assault in December, who faces a maximum sentence of three years in a correctional facility if found guilty. The defending counsel said he would announce his next move once the verdict, which many fear could spark fresh demonstrations, is out later Thursday.

Defendants' lawyers in the spotlight in Indian rape case

By Frank Jack Daniel and Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - In a grubby room, one wall lined with legal tomes, a father and his son leaf through thick case files in preparation for the trial of their lives - defending the main accused in a gang-rape that outraged India and caused shock waves around the world. The small New Delhi legal firm, with its headquarters in a cramped office above a local bank, has been thrust into the international spotlight after being appointed to represent bus driver Ram Singh.
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