Trial May Be Moved Out of New Delhi

The Supreme Court of India announced it would consider moving the gang-rape trail out of New Delhi, after the lawyer for one of the defendants submitted a plea. M.L. Sharma, the lawyer for defendant Mukesh Singh, said in his petition that anger over the rape and killing of the 23-year-old student “has gone into the root of each home in Delhi” and his client “cannot get justice in Delhi.” The trial was set to begin Monday in a special “fast track” court designed to deliver a swift ruling. But the father of the victim said, “It is the duty of the court and the judges to ensure that the final order to punish all the accused is handed down quickly and all the men are hanged.”