Gang-rape trial moved to fast-track Indian court

The trial of five men accused over the gang rape and murder of a young woman in India is to be moved to a fast-track court.
Magistrate Namrita Aggarwal in New Delhi yesterday sent the case to the new court established to deal with crimes against women and set a hearing for 21 January. A sixth suspect in the attack claims to be a juvenile.
The rape of the 23-year-old physiotherapy student last month set off protests in New Delhi and sparked a national debate about the treatment of women across India.
In an effort to address claims of official inaction, the government set up five fast-track... read more

 
18 January 2013 in World News, Views: 17
Source: Scotsman
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