Indian police file rape, murder charges vs. 5 suspects in Delhi bus rape-slay

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09:04 PM January 3rd, 2013

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January 3rd, 2013 09:04 PM

Indian women carry their children as they march during a protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. India’s top court says it will decide whether to suspend lawmakers facing sexual assault charges as thousands of women gathered at the memorial to independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi to demand stronger protection for their safety. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

NEW DELHI—Indian police on Thursday filed rape and murder charges against five men accused of gang-raping a woman on a Delhi bus.

The Dec. 16 attack on the woman, who later died of her injuries, has caused outrage across India and sparked demands for tough new rape laws, better police protection for women and a sustained campaign to change society’s views about women.

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