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India Gang Rape: Men 'Beaten For Confessions'
A lawyer for three of the men charged with murdering and gang-raping a student in Delhi has accused the police of brutality.
Speaking before a hearing at the city's Saket District Court, ML Sharma claimed the men had been beaten while in custody.
He said: "They (the police) have used the third degree to extract the statement that suits the evidence they have collected.
"My clients have been forced to confess to crimes that they did not commit."
A police spokesman refused to comment on the allegations.
Mr Sharma represents three of the five men accused of raping a 23-year-old medical student on a bus in Delhi on December 16.
She died in hospital in Singapore 13 days after the attack, which sparked mass protests across India.
Mr Sharma's clients are expected to plead not guilty to the charges they face.
All five men are due in court later, when the case is expected to be transferred to a fast-track trial court.
If convicted, they could face the death penalty.
A sixth accused, who is 17, will be tried in a separate court for juveniles.