The trial of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus began on Thursday,
in a closed special fast-track court set up just weeks ago to handle sexual assault cases. (Jan. 24)
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VOICE OVER SCRIPTSOURCE: AP-AP CLIENTS ONLYLOCATION: NEW DELHI January 23, 2013THE TRIAL OF FIVE MEN CHARGED WITH THE GANG RAPE AND MURDER OF A 23-YEAR-OLD STUDENT ON A NEW DELHI BUS has BEGuN THE PROCEEDINGS WERE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA IN A SPECIAL FAST-TRACK COURT SET UP JUST WEEKS AGO TO HANDLE SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES. A DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR TWO OF THE MEN CHARGED SAID THE TRIAL STARTED WITH OPENING ARGUMENTS BY PROSECUTORS. POLICE WERE ON ALERT OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE AS PROTESTORS GATHERED. THE MEN ARE ACCUSED OF RAPING THE WOMEN, BEATING HER MALE FRIEND AND THEN DUMPING THEM NAKED ON THE ROADSIDE ON DECEMBER 16TH. File video from Dec, 30 2012 THE WOMEN DIED TWO WEEKS LATERFile Video: Dec 29, 2012A SIXTH SUSPECT HAS CLAIMED HE IS A JUVENILE, AND IS EXPECTED TO BE TRIED IN A JUVENILE COURT.