Blood of India Rape Victim 'on Clothes of Accused'

Prosecutor links accused men to forensic evidence

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 6, 2013 2:30 PM CST

(Newser) – The latest in the India gang-rape case: A public prosecutor said yesterday that forensic evidence links the accused to the monstrous rape of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus, the Guardian reports. In a pretrial hearing, the prosecutor told a judge that the five accused men tried burning their clothes to destroy evidence—but traces of the victim's blood was found on the burnt remains. Belongings stolen from the victim were also found on the accused, the BBC reports The men, aged 19 to 35, are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow for the first time.

Indian policemen stand guard at the District Court complex where a new fast-track court was inaugurated to deal specifically with crimes against women, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
Indian policemen stand guard at the District Court complex where a new fast-track court was inaugurated to deal specifically with crimes against women, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
Indian women offer prayers for a gang rape victim at Mahatma Gandhi memorial in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Indian women offer prayers for a gang rape victim at Mahatma Gandhi memorial in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.   (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
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