Indian Prosecutor Calls for Death Penalty in Rape that Shocked “Collective Conscience”

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A van, carrying four men accused in the Delhi gang-rape case, arrives at a court in New Delhi on Sept. 10, 2013

Prosecutors in India are asking for the death penalty for all four men convicted of fatally raping a 23-year-old woman, a crime that ignited a wave of anger over the treatment of Indian women. The judge said he would hand down the sentence on Friday for the four men, who face life imprisonment or death by hanging, the Associated Press reports.

The men were convicted Tuesday of raping the woman on a New Dehli bus. The police report said that the men pulled out some of her body parts after penetrating her with an iron rod. The woman died two weeks later.

Prosecutor Dayan Krishnan said the attack shocked India’s “collective conscience.”