Four charged for gang-rape of Mumbai photographer
MUMBAI (AFP) - Mumbai police formally charged five male suspects in court on Thursday over the gang-rape of a young photographer in the city last month, a case that reignited anger about women's safety in India.
Four adult accused, arrested within days of the attack, appeared at the Esplanade Court in Mumbai, barefooted and looking dishevelled.
They were charged with at least five offences including gang-rape, unnatural sex, illegal confinement, destruction of evidence, and conspiracy over the attack on Aug 22.
Charges were also filed in a juvenile court against a fifth suspect, who was under 18 at the time of the offence, Mumbai police spokesman Satyanarayan Choudhary told AFP.