India

Suspect in Delhi gang rape convicted

Published: 6:16 PM, August 31, 2013

NEW DELHI - A lawyer says an Indian juvenile court has convicted one person of rape and murder in the December gang rape of a young woman on a moving bus in New Delhi.

The conviction today (Aug 31) was the first handed down in the case.

Defence lawyer Rajesh Tewari says the juvenile faces a maximum sentence of three years at a reform centre. The defendant was 17 at the time of the attack and was tried as a minor.