Five men have been formally charged with the abduction, gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old Indian student.

The five accused have been named as Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur.

The media was barred from reporting and publishing the proceedings after Delhi Police filed an application for in-camera proceedings, The Indian Express reported.

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A police officer guides a truck carrying the five suspects into the court precincts

"People who have assembled and are present in the court not connected with the case have been asked to wait outside," magistrate Namrita Aggarwal said in a written order to reporters.

"It has become completely impossible for the courtroom proceedings to proceed."

The hearing had been set to occur in open court, but "chaotic" scenes, as lawyers argued with each other saw the order imposed.

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The suspects have been accused of carrying out an attack on December 16

The men are accused of an attack which took place on December 16. The victim died in hospital this weekend.

A sixth suspect who claims to be 17, is expected to be tried in a juvenile court separately, The Associated Press reports. Under Indian law juveniles cannot be prosecuted for murder.

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A police report seen by the Hindustan Times alleges the youngest suspect "extracted her intestine with his bare hands and suggested she be thrown off the moving vehicle devoid of her clothes."

The next hearing will take place on January 10 and the trial is expected to be referred to a new fast-track court.

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Court proceedings were held in camera after a request from the Delhi police

The victim's father has called for his daughter to be named "to give courage to other women".

Speaking to the Sunday People, he said: "We want the world to know her real name."

“I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter.”

Indian law prohibits the identification of rape victims as the social stigma associated with the crime can have devastating effects on families and individuals.


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    Indian police personnel stand guard at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel stand guard at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel stand guard at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel guide a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel guide a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel stand guard at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel guide a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel look on as a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, arrives at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel look on as a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, arrives at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel stand guard at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel escort a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel drive a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel look on as a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, arrives at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Delhi police van, background, believed to be carrying five men accused in a gang rape arrives at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of the Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • A police officer clears the way for a police van believed to carrying five men accused in a gang rape as they arrive at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of the Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • A police officer closes a gate after a Delhi police van, background, believed to be carrying five men accused in a gang rape arrived at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of the Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • A Delhi police van believed to carrying the five men accused in a gang rape arrives at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of a Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)

  • A police officer stands guard next to a police van believed to carrying the five men accused in a gang rape as they arrive at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of a Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)

  • Indian police officers stand outside the district court where five men accused in a gang rape were brought to appear in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of the Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • Indian female police officers stand guard outside the district court where five men accused in a gang rape were brought to appear in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of the Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)