High Court commutes death sentences of three men convicted for a 2013 gang rape in Mumbai’s Shakti Mills complex.
A court in India’s Mumbai has commuted the death sentences of three men convicted in a gang-rape case that heightened public outrage over women’s safety in India.
The assault in 2013 followed another high-profile gang rape the previous year that left a woman dead in New Delhi, sparking nationwide protests resulting in tougher anti-rape laws.
The three men in Mumbai, along with two accomplices, trapped and repeatedly raped a 22-year-old photojournalist who was on an assignment at an abandoned factory compound.
The Shakti Mills complex stands next to a fashionable area of apartments, office blocks, shops and restaurants in India’s financial centre.
Journalists protest against the gang