An Indian magistrate has decided the media will not be allowed in court during the trial of five men accused of gang raping and murdering a student in New Delhi.
Magistrate Namrita Aggarwal sided with the prosecutor who had requested the media be excluded from the proceedings, it was confirmed by police.
When the men accused arrived at court this morning the venue was already packed with many journalists.
The group were previously charged individually with murder, rape and other offences, which would carry a maximum penalty of death.
The case will probably be sent to a ‘fast-track’ court in order to get a resolution sooner as trials in India have been known to last decades.
Another 17-year-old male suspect is expected to face judgment in a juvenile court, with the maximum sentence there being three years in a reform facility.
Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan revealed last week DNA tests had…
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