Six suspects in the case of an Indian student who died after being brutally gang raped will be charged with murder, Reuters reported.
New Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chhaya Sharma, told the news agency the five men and a 15 year old, all from a slum area in the south of the city, will be formally charged next week following the 23-year-old victim's death.
The gang rape of a young woman in Delhi has exposed deep fissures in Indian society, as assault victims finally find their voices.
Speaking hours before his daughters attackers appeared in court, the father of the India rape victim has called for the harshest penalty.
After almost three weeks of protests over the rape of an Indian woman on a Delhi bus, the nation could face a national strike.