Lawyer: Delhi Rape Suspects Tortured

    Manohar Lal Sharma, lawyer for one of the accused, speaks to the journalists outside the Saket district court complex where the accused in a gang rape are to be tried, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Police badly beat the five suspects arrested in the brutal gang rape and killing of a young woman on a New Delhi bus, Sharma said Thursday, accusing authorities of tampering with evidence in the case that has transfixed India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    Lawyer of one of the accused in New Delhi rape case. (Saurabh Das/AP)

    The men charged with the rape and murder of a New Delhi woman were “tortured” to extract a confession, a potential lawyer for three of the suspects said Thursday. Manohar Lal Sharma, who is likely to represent three of the suspects, said one 22-year-old was “coerced into admission” and tortured for 10 days. The court ruled Thursday that the charge sheet for five of the suspects needed more scrutiny, and no decision was made on moving the case to a fast-track trial. A sixth suspect, believed to be a minor, is expected to be tried separately. Six men have been accused of brutally raping a 23-year-old New Delhi woman on a bus in December, resulting in her death and sparking a national debate in India about the treatment of women.

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