January 22nd, 2013
01:37 AM ET

Accused wants gang rape case moved out of Indian capital

The lawyer for one of the men accused in the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman wants the trial moved out of New Delhi, where emotions have run high over the case.

The defense lawyer will argue before the Indian Supreme Court today that transferring legal proceedings outside the Indian capital would ensure a free and fair hearing.

The case has gripped India, prompting protests in the capital and other cites over the treatment of women and criticism of the way sexual assault cases are dealt with.

 

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  1. Joy Bangla

    India needs to be dismantled and dismembered as a country for these atrocities to end

    January 23, 2013 at 6:30 am | Report abuse | Reply

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