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Outrage, protests erupt in India over release of high profile gangrape convict after only three years served

December 16, 2012 an Indian woman boarded a bus home from a movie theater in Delhi and was brutally raped by six men.  She was left by the roadside near death and died in the hospital 13 days later.  Of the six attackers, one died in jail, four received death sentences, and one, who was not quite 18 was tried as a juvenile.  He is set to be released after only three years served this Sunday.  The gruesomeness of the crime and public outcry surrounding it led Indian parliament to attempt to pass a law making exceptions to juvenile code for heinous crimes.  The bill was tabled and the maximum punishment for juvenile crimes remains three years.  This Wednesday the victim’s mother came forward and released her daughter’s real name to the public in an effort to raise awareness to India’s failing judicial system.

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