31 Aug 2013

Delhi gang rape accused found guilty

9:05 pm on 31 August 2013

A teenager has been found guilty of taking part in the fatal gang rape of a woman on a Delhi bus last year, his lawyer says.

He has been convicted on charges of rape and murder over the crime, committed when he was aged 17.

The BBC reports the teenager, who cannot be named, faces up to three years in a reform facility.

He had denied the charges, as do four adult men also on trial for the same attack.

They face the death penalty. A fifth adult defendant was found dead in his cell in March and prison officials said they believed he hanged himself.

The gang rape of the 23-year-old woman last December caused uproar across India and triggered a national debate about the treatment of women.