Court lifts ban on media coverage of Delhi gang-rape trial

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 07:45 hrs

New Delhi: A defense lawyer says the Delhi High Court has ruled that the media should be allowed to cover the trial of four men accused in the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman on a New Delhi bus in December.

Journalists had been barred by a court order from covering the trial, which is already underway.

Defense lawyer V.K. Anand said the Delhi High Court lifted that gag order on Friday and decided to allow media coverage of the proceedings.

The rape had sparked protests across India demanding stronger protection for women. The interest in the trial was intense.

A fifth suspect in the case was found dead in his jail cell earlier this month. The sixth suspect is being tried as a juvenile.

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