Trial of Delhi gang rape accused to begin

The trial of five men who are accused of gang raping and murdering a 23-year-old student in Delhi is due to start in a fast-track court today.

A police van carrying five men accused of the gang rape and murder. Credit: REUTERS

If convicted, the men could face the death penalty.

A sixth suspect, who is under 18, is expected to be tried in a juvenile court.

The physiotherapy student and her friend were lured into a bus on December 16, where they were both beaten and then the woman was taken to the rear of the bus and raped. She died in a Singapore hospital from her injuries nearly two weeks later.