Lawyer: Three Delhi gang rape accused to plead not guilty

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.

The suspects were shown hooded on Indian television last week. Credit: NDTV

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Delhi gang rape trial begins

The fast-track trial of five men accused of gang rape and murder has begun today in Delhi. A sixth suspect is due to be tried in a juvenile court because he is under 18.