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Suspects in India Rape Case Appear in Court

World  (tags: India, gang rape-murder suspects, 5 adult suspects in court, South Delhi, high security, trial to be fast-tracked )

- 1962 days ago -
Five men accused of the gang rape and murder of an Indian student appeared in court on Monday to hear charges against them, after two of them offered evidence possibly in return for a lighter sentence.

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Rose Becke (141)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:57 am

Naoko i (264)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:16 am
I'm concerned many people are demanding capital punishment for the culprits. Hanging them won't bring the victim back, or solve the social problems. Taking the lives, even if as the "legal acts" is still klling human beings. India must change, and the change starts with people's mindset.

Lydia S (155)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:45 am
All I can add ' fit for comment that is . Is I hope justice is served and true change for the good comes
out of this .
Thanks for the update Judy .

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:17 am
True justice would mean the vile perpetrators suffering everything they inflicted on their victim; I hope a lynch mob gets them!

Noted. Thanks, Judy.

Jerry B (128)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:02 pm
Noted, I feel the same as Donna they put that poor girl through hell, they deserve no better..thanks Judy!

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:04 pm
These vile, violent psychopaths need the death penalty!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:16 pm
While the death penalty may appeal to some these monsters deserve to spend decades facing punishment for their deeds. Getting up each day for decades of hard labour for instance so they spend each day remembering why they are facing this sentence Have to agree with Naoka I., it is the mindset of seeing women as perpetual objects that needs changing. A continued perspective that demeans women must be constantly challenged.

Tammy Taylor (12)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:42 am
This article sure doesn't sit right with me ... I hope they get whats coming to them ... the world must not let this young woman die in vein ....

Ro H (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:55 am

. (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:18 am
They might want to throw in that dumbass guru who blamed the victim earlier in the week.

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:24 am
I think in order to change attitutdes and behaviour the bar needs to be set really high which means that the perpetrators - all of them not just those over 18 - receive the harshest penalty for their crime, if convicted.

Don L. (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:55 pm
If they are found guilty, I would be first in line for the privilege of tripping the gallows trapdoor!

Janet G (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:06 pm

Robert O (12)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:22 pm
I hope justice is served and the book is thron at them and they pay dearly. Thanks for the update Judy.

Bonita Annis (20)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:32 pm
This was a savage and evil attack..for the sake of humanity - it cannot go unpunished. If these "men" felt they needed to get their pleasure by raping this young woman, that in itself is sick, but the "iron rod" incident is beyond anything remotely human..They are not deserving of mercy, because they did not show mercy.

Margery Coffey (8)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:53 pm
I think it is more important to make sure something like this can not happen again rather than heaping violence on top of violence. Violence is not a deterrent. India needs to do some deep soul searching to understand why the young men felt that they could get away with such behavior in the first place. A far better memorial for the young woman would be to end a society that gives room for this to happen and make the world safer for women than to cut off dicks or hang them by a mob. That emotional reaction has only fed violence not stopped it.

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:54 pm
I usually waffle over the death penalty, but when the act is so heinous, I have absolutely no problem with these pos being deprived of life, 3 hots and a cot, human contact.
As for the Steubenville jocks, if the very very least, let them be forever forbidden to partake in sports. Wheel chair sports (if karma choses to handicap them) also would be off limits. They chose what they did. They can "drown" themselves in booze or dope up/down but there is no amends that will make up for their action. Rapists may have "bad childhoods" (big boo hoo ) but they have no souls.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:00 pm
Noted, very sad

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:06 pm
I understand lawyers not wanting to represent them. I wouldn't want to either but evidently if they aren't represented by counsel then that could be grounds for appeal later. It said that similar cases have resulted in acquittals years later.
What these men did is so sick that I have the same feelings as many of you have stated but they need to be tried and punished accordingly. Hopefully, India will change their laws immediately to protect further women from this brutal crime.

Paul Girardin (126)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:59 pm


P.S.: I feel exactly like Naoko I. on this subject

Engele van Zyl (38)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:58 am

Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:47 am
While I agree violence begets viiolence, they should not get light sentences.They should be made to do community service while being incarcerated and subjected to brainwashing techniues to make them hate the actions they took.

Melania Padilla (122)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:07 am
Torture them and then kill them!!

Klaus Peters (14)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:02 am
The death penalty is too good for them, torture should be included, just as they did to that poor girl. No mercy should be shown. Their bodies should not be cremated, but thrown to a pack of tigers.
And someone suggested community service, how insulting!
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