INDIA

Five to face murder charges over India gang-rape

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 January, 2013, 3:53pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 January, 2013, 4:06pm

Indian police are expected to formally charge five of six suspects with murder in the death of 23-year-old woman who was raped on a moving bus in New Delhi.

The sixth suspect is under 18 and a juvenile.

 A police officer says they have ordered a bone test for the sixth accused to confirm his age. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to reporters.

 Under Indian law, a juvenile cannot be prosecuted for murder.

 New Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said on Tuesday that a charge-sheet in the case will be filed in court on Thursday.

 The physiotherapy student died in a Singapore hospital where she had been sent for emergency treatment after the crime in India’s capital on December 16.