Delhi gangrape: Case moved to fast-track court

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New Delhi: A month after a 23-year-old student was brutally gangraped on a moving bus by six men in New Delhi, who later succumbed to her severe injuries, the case was on Thursday 17 January transferred to Fast Track Sessions Court for trial. The court will start hearing the case from 21 January.

The five men accused of the rape may face the death penalty if convicted. Another accused is reportedly a juvenile and his age is being determined.

Authorities transferred the case into a fast track court after the barbaric attack drew nationwide protests and worldwide scrutiny of violence against women in India.

Fast-track courts are designed to avoid the delays, incompetence and corruption that plagues legal system in India.


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