Police van carrying the men accused of the gang rape and murder of a medical student
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Delhi gang rape suspects appear in court

Five men in Delhi have been formally charged with the abduction, gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman.

The magistrate ordered the preliminary hearing to be held behind closed doors after chaotic scenes as lawyers denounced one of their colleagues who had offered to defend the accused.

Two of the defendants have agreed to testify against the other suspects in an attempt to avoid the death penalty.

The case caused outrage across India.

Andrew North reports.

  • 07 Jan 2013
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