A pre-trial hearing for the horrific gang-rape case that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old was held in India Saturday amid audible pleas for justice from surrounding protestors. DNA evidence from the clothing of the victim links five suspects to the rape—a sixth is expected to be tried as a juvenile. Possessions stolen from the victim, who died of multiple-organ failure following the ordeal, were also recovered. The five accused—ranging in age from 19 to 35—are being charged with rape, abduction, and murder. A follow-up hearing is set for January 10.
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