Delhi gang rape hearing begins today

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 06:33 hrs

A special fast-track court on Thursday will start hearing arguments against the five accused in the Delhi gang rape case to frame charges.

The trial will be held behind closed doors.

The court will also take up an application filed by the lawyer of one of the accused, Vinay, who claims to be a juvenile. The court will decide on whether a bone marrow test needs to be conducted on him to determine his age.

The special fast-track court was inaugurated by the chief justice of India a few weeks ago to take up this case and others involving crime against women.

The five accused and a juvenile raped and brutalised a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus in Delhi on December 16.

The victim succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Singapore on December 29.

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