Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi were set to appear in court on Monday for the first time amid a heavy police presence and calls for them to be hanged.
Police guard the gate as a van, believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, arrives at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi, on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal crime will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing.
The five, who could face the death penalty if convicted, are charged with kidnap, robbery and conspiracy over the attack on December 16 that sparked mass protests in India and soul-searching about levels of violence against women.
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