Indian Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty in Gang Rape

Five also charged with murder after victim died


Indian authorities on Thursday said they will seek the death penalty against five men accused of raping and fatally beating a woman on a bus in the country's capital, an attack that has sparked a wave of protests over the mistreatment of women.

Authorities also said they have established a special fast-track court to expedite the cases of the men, who face a host of charges including murder, rape, kidnapping and destruction of evidence. The 23-year-old victim died Saturday at a Singapore hospital of severe internal injuries suffered in the attack.