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Gang deny brutal rape, killing of girl

China Daily | Updated: 2018-04-17 10:04
People participate in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, India, April 16, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

NEW DELHI - Eight men accused of raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl pleaded not guilty on Monday to the horrific crime that has sparked revulsion and brought thousands to India's streets in protest.

Four police and a Hindu temple custodian are among those accused of gang raping and killing the Muslim girl from a poor tribe.

The accused men appeared in court on Monday for the first time since being arrested in February for the girl's murder.

Ankur Sharma, a lawyer for the accused, said the men had pleaded not guilty and were willing to take a lie-detector test. The court adjourned the case for procedural reasons, he added.

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