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Delhi gang-rape: convict shouts 'I am innocent' as he is taken to court

AP  New Delhi, September 11, 2013
First Published: 11:04 IST(11/9/2013) | Last Updated: 13:41 IST(11/9/2013)

One of the four men convicted in December 16 gang-rape case called out his innocence as a police van he was riding in pulled into the courthouse where he and three other men are expected to be sentenced on Wednesday.

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It was not clear which man was shouting, since his face was obscured behind heavy metal mesh, but he repeatedly shouted "I am innocent! I am innocent! I am innocent" as the van drove past a scrum of reporters.

A court convicted all four men on Tuesday in the gang rape of the woman on a moving New Delhi bus, a brutal crime that galvanized public anger over the sexual violence faced by Indian women. The men's lawyers have long said they are innocent.

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