Attack was a tragedy that has led to a change in law

Surely, holding a door open for a member of either sex is just good manners?

LESLEY KEATING: Would you dare hold a door open for a woman?

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Six men, travelling on a bus, decided it would be a good idea to attack a lone woman.

They beat her, they raped her, and 13 days later she died from her injuries.

One of the men involved was young, so was sentenced to three years in an institution.

Another of those – the bus driver – died in prison, either from suicide or murder.

The other four were sentenced to death on Friday.

This happened in New Delhi, India, but the shockwaves of this heinous attack were felt around the world.

I don’t think it’s my place to debate the death penalty, but what I will say is this: it is a tragedy that a person has to die before attitudes to rape are changed, not to mention laws, but I am grateful that that has at last happened.