Chief Justice Verma dies

Justice Verma

One of India’s top judges and former chief justice JS Verma has died near the capital, Delhi, aged 80.

Mr Verma died of liver failure and abdominal problems at a hospital in the suburb of Gurgaon late on Monday.

He recently headed a government-appointed panel to recommend legal reform and other ways to reduce sexual violence after the fatal gang rape of Nirbhaya in Delhi in December.

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