AFP: Father urges death penalty as gang-rape trial begins

The father of a student who was killed after being gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi has called for her attackers to be hanged. Five men accused of her murder are due to go on trail today.

We have finished the mourning rituals for my daughter in the village but our mourning will not end until the court passes down its verdict. My daughter's soul will only rest in peace after the court punishes the men.

It is the duty of the court and the judges to ensure that the final order to punish all the accused is handed down quickly and all the men are hanged. No man has the right to live after committing such a heinous crime.

– SPEAKING TO AFP

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Delhi gang rape trial begins

The fast-track trial of five men accused of gang rape and murder has begun today in Delhi. A sixth suspect is due to be tried in a juvenile court because he is under 18.