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Lawyer says police beat Delhi gang-rape suspects

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A defence lawyer in the New Delhi gang-rape and murder case accused police on Thursday of beating confessions out of the suspects as they appeared in court for a second time. 

Indian lawyer M.L. Sharma, who represents two of the five adult defendants on trial for the gang-rape of a student, speaks with the media outside the Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 10, 2013. A defence lawyer in the New Delhi gang-rape and murder case accused police on Thursday of beating confessions out of the suspects as they appeared in court for a second time.

Speaking ahead of the closed hearing before a city magistrate, Supreme Court lawyer M.L. Sharma told AFP the five adult suspects aged from 19 to 35 had been forced to confess following their arrest soon after the December 16 crime.

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