Man arrested for attempting to bomb accused in New Delhi gang-rape case

Indian police have arrested a man who was allegedly trying to plant a crude bomb near the home of one of the accused in the New Delhi gang-rape and murder case.

The 37-year-old man was arrested in the narrow bylanes of Ravi Dass Camp, a slum in southwest Delhi where four of the six accused lived.

The low-grade device was filled with explosives usually used in firecrackers.

According to police, two of the other accused come from outside Delhi.

The incident reflects growing anger across the country since the 23-year-old student was assaulted and violated with an iron bar while being driven around in a bus.

The suspects, some of whom were reportedly attacked in jail last week, are to be formally charged with rape and murder on Thursday.

The victim died of her injuries at the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore.