The Straits Times
Published on Jan 01, 2013

5 face murder charges in gang-rape case in India


NEW DELHI (AP) - Indian police are expected to formally charge five of six suspects with murder in the death of 23-year-old woman who was raped on a moving bus in New Delhi.

The sixth suspect is under 18 and a juvenile.

A police officer says they have ordered a bone test for the sixth accused to confirm his age. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to reporters.

Under Indian law, a juvenile cannot be prosecuted for murder.