Further my post dated Jan 7, 2013 10:50 AM, I need to amend it as follows: > Responding to Haim's post dated Jan 5, 2013 10:19 AM > (pasted below my signature, as ready reference): > > December 16/17, 2012, there was a horrific gang-rape > and assault by 5 monsters on a girl and her friend > who had boarded a bus to get home after taking in an > evening movie. > There were actually SIX monsters involved in that gang-rape, not 5 as mistakenly stated earlier. One of them is said to be a 'juvenile', aged just above 17 but below 18 - so he will not be tried as an adult: maximum 'punishment' for him would be confinement in a juvenile home (not a jail) for up to 3 years.
It is expected that the 5 adults involved would be awarded the death sentence: the rape victim later died, so the charges framed are: ...all the rest + murder.
The prosecution has indicated that it will be seeking a death sentence, as this case they say falls into the category of "rarest of the rare" for which death is recommended.
It's almost a foregone conclusion that the punishment decreed will be execution by hanging to death - there will be an uncontainable public uproar if any lesser punishment is awarded.
Meanwhile, just yesterday, the body of a 22-year old girl was found in some Delhi location - she had been raped and murdered. Two men have been arrested and the police are hunting for a third suspect: they suddenly are being remarkably conscientious now (after having refused to take the parents seriously when they approached the police as the girl had not returned home after work).