Conflict & Justice

India Gang Rape Trial Begins

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A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest outside a court in New Delhi January 21, 2013. India's Supreme Court will hear a petition on Tuesday by one of the five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a student in a bus to shift the case out of the capital on grounds that the atmosphere was too surcharged to ensure a fair trial. Last month's assault on the 23-year-old woman on a New Delhi bus triggered an outpouring of anger and grief and calls for swift punishment for the five men and a juvenile who will be separately tried.

The trial of five men accused of gang-raping and murdering a young woman has started in Delhi.

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The 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally assaulted on board a bus last month.

That attack has caused outrage across India and around the world.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Rhitu Chatterjee in Delhi.

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