Five men accused in the India fatal gang rape of a young woman have pleaded not guilty after being indicted on 13 charges.
A teenager accused of taking part in the gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi will be tried as a minor, a special panel in India has ruled.
The decision means the teenager will face a maximum of three years in prison.
"How can they declare him a minor? Do they not see what they did?"
Unlike with the other five accused, police have not yet charged the minor because they were waiting for proof of his age.
The trial of five men accused of gang raping and murdering a young woman on a bus in India started at a fast-track court in New Delhi today.
The judge immediately ordered the media and public to leave the courtroom before the five accused were brought in wearing hoods. A sixth accused is being tried separately in a juvenile court.
A lawyer for one of the accused, Vinay Sharma, says his client was not on the bus, while the lawyer representing Mukesh Singh has argued his client cannot receive a fair trial in the capital.
There were a number of protesters outside the court calling for better law enforcement of sexual offences.
The father of a student who was killed after being gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi has called for her attackers to be hanged. Five men accused of her murder are due to go on trail today.
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We have finished the mourning rituals for my daughter in the village but our mourning will not end until the court passes down its verdict. My daughter's soul will only rest in peace after the court punishes the men.
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. No man has the right to live after committing such a heinous crime.
The trial of five men who are accused of gang raping and murdering a 23-year-old student in Delhi is due to start in a fast-track court today.
If convicted, the men could face the death penalty.
A sixth suspect, who is under 18, is expected to be tried in a juvenile court.
The physiotherapy student and her friend were lured into a bus on December 16, where they were both beaten and then the woman was taken to the rear of the bus and raped. She died in a Singapore hospital from her injuries nearly two weeks later.
An Indian magistrate has moved the New Delhi gang rape case to a special fast-track court, according to the Associated Press.
The men charged with the abduction, gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi have arrived in court.
Three of the five men accused will plead not guilty to all charges against them, their lawyer told the BBC.
Three of the five men accused of the abduction, gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi will plead not guilty to all charges against them, their lawyer has told the BBC.
Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur and Ram Singh should get a fair trial, Manohar Lal Sharma said.
Two of the five men accused of raping and killing a young student in India will plead not guilty, according to their lawyer.
Five men accused of the rape and murder of a medical student in India's capital Delhi appeared in court today to hear the charges against them. They face the death penalty if convicted.
The attack, which took place on a bus three weeks ago, has sparked outrage and violent protests across India.
ITV News' correspondent Geraint Vincent reports from the court: