The trial in the brutal gang rape and killing of a 23-year-old medical student formally began Tuesday in New Delhi.
Five suspects are accused of attacking the woman and her male companion as they rode a city bus. The woman, badly injured in the attack, died two weeks later. She had been flown from India to Singapore for treatment. Her companion survived.
The attack has sparked protests and prompted widespread debate over the way India handles sexual assaults and the treatment of women.FULL STORY