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Murder Charges Filed in Delhi Rape Amid Calls for Swift Justice

Police formally charged with murder five men accused of gang-raping a woman aboard a bus in New Delhi, an attack that triggered outrage and demands for a rapid overhaul of how sexual assaults are prosecuted in India.

Additional charges of rape and kidnapping were also filed in a district court in the Indian capital yesterday. A sixth person is a juvenile and will be subject to a separate judicial process. The men are accused of beating and assaulting the 23-year-old physiotherapy student on Dec. 16 before throwing her and a male companion from the vehicle as it drove along streets in the south of the city.