Group accused of gang raping, killing Indian girl plead not guilty





Group accused of gang raping, killing Indian girl plead not guiltyEight men accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl pleaded not guilty 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 a Muslim girl from a poor tribe in Jammu and Kashmir state where the highly-charged case has stoked long-simmering religious tensions. Ankur Sharma, a lawyer for the accused, said the men had pleaded not guilty were willing to take a lie-detector test.


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