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Published: Monday July 14, 2014 MYT 7:50:02 PM
Updated: Monday July 14, 2014 MYT 7:51:12 PM

Top court puts on hold death sentence for two convicts in Delhi gang-rape case

A. P. Singh (C), lawyer of two other accused, gym assistant Vinay Sharma and bus cleaner Akshay Kumar Singh, speaks with the media outside a district court in New Delhi January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A. P. Singh (C), lawyer of two other accused, gym assistant Vinay Sharma and bus cleaner Akshay Kumar Singh, speaks with the media outside a district court in New Delhi January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top court has put on hold the death sentence of two convicts on Monday, defence lawyer A.P. Singh said, in a December 2012 Delhi gang-rape case that sparked nationwide outrage about sexual assaults in India.

The sentences for the convicts, gym instructor Vinay Sharma and bus cleaner Akshay Kumar Singh, were put on hold by the Supreme Court, said Singh.

(Reporting by Sruthi Gottipati; editing by Malini Menon)

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