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Seven years after bus rape and murder shocked the world, attackers hanged in India

New Delhi, India (CNN)Four men have been executed for the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus in 2012, a case that shone a global spotlight on shocking rates of sexual assault in India.Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma were hanged at a jail in the Indian capital on Friday, March 20, more than six years after being convicted of raping and killing the woman, known only as "Nirbhaya." The four men were convicted in 2013, but three of them appealed their death sentence to India's top court, the Supreme Court. All appeals were denied, including mercy pleas to India's President Ram Nath Kovind. The case prompted outrage around the world and in India, where protesters demanded justice for Nirbha ...
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