India: Jail bus rapists for life
- Published: 21 Dec 2012 at 20.55
- Online news:
India's government, facing swelling protests over the gang-rape of a female student on a bus, vowed on Friday to press for life sentences for her six attackers and promised stricter policing.
Home Secretary R.K. Singh also said the government would pay the medical bills of the 23-year-old victim of the brutal Sunday night attack who is fighting for her life in hospital after suffering serious injuries to her intestines.
"We will ask for the maximum punishment of life imprisonment and ask the court for the speedy trial of the accused,'' Singh said as New Delhi and other cities continued to be swept by an unprecedented wave of demonstrations by women demanding better safety.
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