Murder, rape charges filed on 5 in India

Posted: January 4, 2013 at 2:39 a.m.

An elderly man lights a candle Thursday at a makeshift memorial in New Delhi for a 23-year-old university student who died after she was gang-raped on a bus. The assault has sparked protests in India and prompted calls for better protection of women.

Police filed formal charges of rape and murder in a New Delhi court Thursday against five men accused of gang-raping a 23-year-old woman aboard a moving bus, an attack that has sparked nationwide anger and grief.

Indian police charge 5 in New Delhi gang rape

Authorities filed rape and murder charges Thursday against five men accused of the gang rape of a 23-year-old university student on a New Delhi bus, a crime that horrified Indians. (By AP)
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