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Gang-rape suspects tried to run over victim: reports

‘IMMORAL’:Thousands of lawyers said they would not defend the six men accused of taking part in the brutal attack and murder in order to ensure ‘speedy justice’

AFP, NEW DELHI

A panel to recommend changes to the criminal law dealing with sexual crimes was set up last week.

Indian Junior Minister of Education Shashi Tharoor sparked a debate yesterday when he suggested that a proposed new anti-rape law to toughen sentences against sex offenders be named after the dead student.

While much of her identity is known, her name has not been disclosed.

“Unless her parents object, she should be honored and the revised anti-rape law named after her,” Tharoor wrote on Twitter.

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