Entries in New Delhi (4)


Five Men Accused of New Delhi Rape and Murder to Appear in Court

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW DELHI, India) -- A government prosecutor said five of the six men accused of the rape and fatal beating of a woman on a bus in New Delhi were set to appear in court on Sunday, Bloomberg News reports.

The prosecutor said the five men, all over the age of 18, will be tried for rape and murder, as well as other charges. A sixth accused man, who is a juvenile, is slated to appear before a separate judicial panel Sunday. The prosecutor said police have submitted evidence including DNA test results of the accused men to the court, Bloomberg News reports.

The assault on the woman and her male friend, which resulted in her death two weeks later, has spurred protests across India with demands that the government provides faster justice, safer streets and harsher sentences in rape cases, according to Bloomberg News.

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Six Men Charged with Murder After New Delhi Gang Rape Victim Dies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW DELHI) -- A 23-year-old woman died on Saturday due to injuries from a gang rape last week, and six men connected to the rape in New Delhi will now face murder charges, reports the BBC.

The female victim was transferred from a Delhi hospital to a specialist in Singapore and passed away on Saturday.

According to the BBC, there are hundreds of armed police and riot troops on patrol in Delhi to monitor public protests over the rape victim’s death.

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Bomb Explodes Near Indian Court: Several Dead, Wounded

PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW DELHI) -- At least 10 people are dead and dozens more injured after an explosion outside the Indian High Court in New Delhi Wednesday morning.

According to the BBC, officials believe the blast derived from a bomb placed inside a case near a security checkpoint at the court complex.

The militant group Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami, or HuJI, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack in an email that was distributed to several Indian news outlets.  In the email, the group demands that the death sentence of Afzal Guru, who was convicted of attacking India's Parliament building nearly 10 years ago, be dropped.

HuJI warns that if Guru's death sentence is not repealed, it will "target major high courts and the Supreme Court of India."

Investigators are currently looking into the email.

"It would be very premature to make any comment on the mail at this stage, but yes, that mail has to be looked at seriously, because Huji is a very prominent terrorist group," Director General of India's National Investigation Agency SC Sinha told reporters Wednesday.

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A New Superbug is Circulating in India

Photodisc/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Researchers say a deadly new superbug is now widely-circulating in India.

British scientists writing in The Lancet say they found the deadly superbug in about a quarter of the water samples taken from drinking supplies and puddles on the streets of New Delhi. This particular strain can only be treated with a couple of highly toxic and expensive anti-biotics. It's estimated that around half-a-million in the city are carrying the superbug gene naturally in their gut bacteria.

The big concern from the study is this deadly disease could spread around the world.

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