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Suspect in Delhi gang rape beaten up in jail: attorney

NEW DELHI -- One of the men accused of taking part in the fatal gang rape of a student on a New Delhi bus in a crime that outraged India has been badly beaten up in jail by other prisoners, his lawyer said Thursday.

A.P. Singh told reporters that his client Vinay Sharma, a gym instructor accused of the murder and rape of the 23-year-old woman on a moving bus last month, was in agony during a court appearance on Thursday.

“Vinay Sharma was badly tortured in jail by other inmates who pounced on him. He was not in a position to stand up in court because he was in great pain,” Singh said.

“It is sad the jail authorities cannot provide security to them,” he added.

Twenty-year-old Sharma is one of six people — one of them a juvenile — arrested over an attack that has fuelled nationwide anger and led many in India to stage mass demos, protesting the country's treatment of women.

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