Teen Delhi rape suspect to be tried as a minor

A teenager accused of taking part in the gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi will be tried as a minor, a special panel in India has ruled.

The decision means the teenager will face a maximum of three years in prison.

The father of the 23-year-old victim told Reuters he was dismayed by the news: "A sudden current ran through my body in disbelief. I can't believe this.

"How can they declare him a minor? Do they not see what they did?"

Unlike with the other five accused, police have not yet charged the minor because they were waiting for proof of his age.


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.