Delhi gang-rape case: High Court adjourned till Oct. 8

New Delhi, Oct. 1 (ANI): Delhi High Court was adjourned on Tuesday until October 8 for the hearing of the Delhi gang rape case of December 16, 2012.

"In the Delhi gang rape case, the double bench of the honourable High Court, on the last date of hearing has asked for a translated copy of Hindi to English from the prosecution, and since they are yet to receive it, they have adjourned the hearing of this case till October 08. Before that we must file the appeal and we would also receive the translated copy," the defence lawyer for two of the accused A. P. Singh said.

The four accused were sentenced to death in early September, which ended the seven-month trial, often held behind closed doors, that was punctuated dramatically by a fifth defendant hanging himself in his jail cell.

A sixth, who was under 18 at the time of the attack, was earlier sentenced to three years detention, the maximum allowed under juvenile law.

The victim, who was raped for an hour and tortured with an iron rod on a moving bus, became a symbol of the dangers women face in a country where a rape is reported on average every 21 minutes.

Lawyers for all four men said they would appeal to the Supreme Court, which will further delay the final verdict on the case. (ANI)


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