India Gang-Rape Suspects Charged With Murder
Police to file murder charges after woman dies
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2012 5:56 AM CST
Updated Dec 29, 2012 5:44 PM CST
A wreath and candles are placed on a road as Indians mourn the death of a 23-year-old gang rape victim in New Delhi.   (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

(Newser) – Six suspects jailed over the gang rape of a woman in India face the death penalty now that their 23-year-old victim has died and police have charged them with murder. A full 1,000-page charge sheet will be filed Thursday, reports the Hindustan Times. Those arrested include the driver of the bus in which the savage attack took place and a juvenile, along with four adult males. Police say the victim and her boyfriend had just left a movie theater in New Delhi on Dec. 16 when the bus—a school bus of some sort with tinted windows—pulled up and offered them a ride, reports AsiaOne and the Times of India.

Police say the suspects, who had been drinking heavily as they took joyrides around the city, then robbed and attacked the couple before dumping them off the bus. The woman's condition deteriorated at the hospital, and doctors had to remove her intestines because her injuries were so severe. She had been a physiotherapy student. Protesters say police routinely shrug their shoulders at violence against women and were gathering again today to mourn the victim, reports AP. "As a woman, and mother, I understand how protesters feel," said Sonia Gandhi, president of the ruling Congress Party. "Today we pledge that the victim will get justice."

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sieger007
Sep 10, 2013 6:15 PM CDT
Total Hog Wash. The Juvenile was the one who did the killing - pushing a steel rod into the woman’s abdomen and ripping out the intestines . Why is he spared ? In USA a Juveniles who Committed Crimes In Adult Capacity Are Treated As Adults. Let Me................ Tell You Why .Because he is a Moslem. The ruling party in India is a PASSIVE AL-QUEIDA supporter. Its not a political party but a lot more than that a CRIME SYNDICATE called the Congress-Dawood-Isi-Bollywood Crime Syndicate. The govt to show its solidarity with islamic terrorist minority will perform deliberate , acts of injustice and make it clear to islamists in india that they are always special ( google shah bano case ) . the 4th person who died in jail knew really what happened and wanted to come out in the open to tell the truth and he was murdered by the police who are stooges for dawood ibrahim the al-queda financier . Part 2 of the story : Govt of India under direct instructions of Al Capone’s sister Sonia Gandhi assisted her death. How come ? She was in shock and needed immediate medical help – there are a plethora of pvt hospitals in Delhi with state of art medical facilities. Yet inpsite of this – she was airlifted all the way to Singapore ? Why ? Because if she were alive she’d implicate the Moslem killer as the primary one and it was MORE imp for the govt to see her dead and then credit for keeping her alive by transporting her to SG than seeing her alive . In other words they knew she’d die for sure if she’s airlifted to SG and she was airlifted so when shes dead the govt will defend itself “But we even went to the extent of admitting her to SG” . Totally political move.
People_Suck
Dec 31, 2012 2:17 PM CST
Tie them over a saw horse and let every gay man in town beat and rape them repeatedly. Then kill them all.
Devoneco
Dec 31, 2012 9:49 AM CST
Best punishment : public castration in the raw with no anesthesia. This should be the punishment for all rapists. It should certainly deter any future rapists from committing such crimes.