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REFILE-India gang rape accused to be formally charged on Saturday - lawyer

(Refiles to fix rogue word in paragraph 6) NEW DELHI, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Five men accused of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old student in New Delhi in December will be formally charged in court on Saturday, setting the stage for the start of their trial, a defence lawyer said. The case brought thousands of protesters onto the streets and ignited intense public debate over the failure of the police and the government to stem rampant violence against women in India.

UPDATE 1-Indian rape accused to plead not guilty, seek trial

(Adds comment, detail) By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Three of the men accused of raping and murdering an Indian student in a case that has provoked widespread anger with the government and police will plead not guilty, their lawyer said on Wednesday, citing lapses in the police investigation.

UPDATE 4-Five accused of rape in India appear in court for charges

(Adds charges read, no defence assigned) By Annie Banerji and Suchitra Mohanty NEW DELHI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Five men accused of the rape and murder of an Indian student appeared in court on Monday to hear charges against them after two of them offered evidence possibly in return for a lighter sentence in the case that has provoked widespread anger.
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