NEW DELHI (AP) — One of the men convicted in the fatal December gang rape of a young New Delhi woman has 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.
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 Wednesday.
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A court convicted all four men 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.