Delhi gang-rape

The six accused of raping a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in New Delhi are due to be formally charged in court.

The woman was gang-raped on the 16th of last month and succumbed to her injuries 13 days later. 

The alleged attackers have been detained in connection with the crime and police are likely to press murder charges. 

Prosecutors are expected to seek a death sentence for the five adults. 

The sixth suspect is believed to be a minor aged 17. Meanwhile, in its proposal to tackle sexual crimes against women, the ruling Congress Party is suggesting life imprisonment instead. 

It seems they believe that prescribing the death penalty could mean rapists getting more violent with the victim and even resorting to murdering her. 

It is a sentiment that resonates with Professor Sanjay Srivastava from the Institute of Economic Growth at Delhi University, with whom 938LIVE's Keval Singh spoke on the issue.

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