“Delhi Crime”, a Netflix series based on the 2012 gang rape and murder case of “Nirbhaya” in the Indian capital, has become the first Indian show to be awarded at the International Emmy Awards.

The web series won the best drama category in a virtual awards ceremony held on Monday night.

The seven-episode web series, directed by Richie Mehta, is based on the painstaking investigation of the real-life 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old student who became known as Nirbhaya (the fearless) due to Indian laws protecting the identity of sexual assault victims, even in death.