NEW DELHI — An Indian court convicted four men Tuesday in the deadly gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, a brutal crime that galvanized public anger over the widespread sexual violence faced by Indian women.
As word of the verdict filtered out, protesters outside the courthouse chanted "Hang them! Hang them!"
The men were convicted on all 11 counts against them, including rape and murder, and now face the possibility of hanging. The sentences are expected to be handed down Wednesday.
Judge Yogesh Khanna said in his verdict that the men, who tricked the 23-year-old rape victim and a male friend of hers into boarding the bus they were driving, had committed "murder of a helpless person."
The hearing lasted only a few minutes, and the four men were quickly led from the courtroom by policemen after the verdicts were read.
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