Police say Delhi gang rape suspect commits suicide
NDTV: Jail officials say Ram Singh, the main accused in the Delhi, India, gang rape case has committed suicide in jail. Singh was the driver of the bus on which a 23-year-old student was attacked in December. Singh was among five men and a juvenile put on trial for the assault, which triggered nationwide protests. The victim died of her injuries approximately two weeks after the attack.
Photo: Indian students and activists carry candles at India Gate during a protest following the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi on Dec. 19, 2012. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP - Getty Images)
Reuters: Five men have been formally charged in court with the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old Indian physiotherapy student. The Dec. 16 attack on the student and a male companion has provoked protests in new Delhi and fueled a nationwide debate about sexual crimes in India.
A sixth accused is under 18 and will be tried separately in a juvenile court.
Photo: A man holds a sign protesting rape during a rally in New Delhi on Dec. 31, 2012. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP - Getty Images)
Indian gang-rape victim’s condition deteriorating, hospital says
The condition of a 23-year-old Indian medical student, whose gang rape in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests, has deteriorated and there are signs her vital organs have failed, the Singapore hospital treating her says.
Reutersreports that family members “have been informed that her condition has deteriorated and they are currently by her side to encourage and comfort her,” Mount Elizabeth Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kelvin Loh said in a statement.
Photo: Indian students and activists carry signs at India Gate during a protest following the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi on Dec. 19, 2012. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP - Getty Images)
The Indian government moved on Sunday to stamp out protests that have swelled in New Delhi since the gang-rape of a young woman, banning gatherings of more than five people, but still thousands poured into the heart of the capital to vent their anger.
Police in riot gear used tear gas and batons to hold crowds back from marching on the presidential palace, just as they did the day before in clashes that media reports said injured more than two dozen protesters.
Photo: Several thousand students rallied at the India Gate monument in New Delhi, India, on Sunday. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP - Getty Images)
Indians protest following New Delhi gang rape case
NBC Photoblog: Indians are demanding authorities take action to stop violence against women after a 23-year-old physical therapy student was gang-raped for hours and nearly beaten to death on a bus. Agence France-Press reports the attack has sparked new calls for greater security for women in New Delhi, which registered 568 rapes in 2011 compared to 218 in Mumbai in the same year.
Photo: Indian students and activists carry placards at India Gate during a protest following the gang rape of a student in New Delhi on Dec. 19. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP - Getty Images)