A few reactions to some comments ITT:
Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is presumably very Westernized, yet Delhi is the "rape capital" of India. The reference in a cartoon Ashi posted to "dented and painted" is to a comment the (ceremonial) President's son made about the demonstrators. (And the pathetic Home Minister I referred to ITT compared them to Maoists).
Women are treated like crap in many countries, quite so in India. For example, if a Hindu woman there marries a man from the "wrong" caste* her own family may murder her in a so-called "honour killing". And girl babies are (or were, if its changed) routinely aborted for no other reason than their gender, though its illegal to use amniocentesis for that.
* The caste system itself was outlawed in I think 1965, though "somebody apparently forgot to tell the public". The Dalits are/were still widely called (and treated as)
Untouchables for decades after that, for example. (If the extreme Hindu BJP opposition trries to use this case politically, I hope the caste system issue is cited to check them).
I can't see a death penalty being handed down here (or being upheld on appeal if it is) as the murder was seemingly not premeditated. I'd be surprised if these guys are convicted of anything more than manslaughter, though they might well be killed in jail.
Given the severity of the victim's injuries, requiring the surgical removal of her intestines
I wonder if the iron bar was used not just to beat her (like the guy she was with) but to sexually violate her. Had she lived, she'd likely have been on IV feeding for the rest of her life.