February 5th, 2013
07:21 AM ET

Testimony begins in India gang rape and murder trial

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.

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  1. wingding99

    We could learn something from the Indians regarding the quick administration of justice. We seem to a forgotten in this country that justice delayed is justice denied. Chances are these guys will be hanging off the scaffold in a matter of months if not sooner.

    February 5, 2013 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The only argument against a sentence of death for these attackers would be that the entire world is declaring an absolutely permanent end of the death penalty for every conceivable crime, and that argument would not be made by me.

    February 5, 2013 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    May these rapists get exactly what they deserve.

    February 5, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. bob

    hurry and find them

    February 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |