[Updated at 1:54 p.m. ET] A lawyer who says he's representing three of the five men charged with raping and fatally beating a woman on a New Delhi bus – a case that that prompted angry protests over the country's treatment of women – said Tuesday that he has advised his clients to plead not guilty.
"So far they have agreed to my advice, but a clearer picture will emerge by tomorrow evening," the attorney, Manohar Lal Sharma, told CNN. "I fear they might come under pressure to change their mind."
Sharma said one of those he is representing is Ram Singh, the main suspect accused in the case. The other two are Mukesh Singh and Akshay Thakur, he said.
(Editor's note: The initial post incorrectly said that Sharma urged his clients to plead guilty.)FULL STORY