新德里法庭为穆克什·辛格(Mukesh Singh)和阿克沙伊·塔库尔(Akshay Thakur)辩护的律师周二表示，被告打算不认罪，他们被指控强奸23岁的女大学生乔蒂·辛格。
五名被告--拉姆·辛格(Ram Singh)、穆克什·辛格(Mukesh Singh)、阿克沙伊·塔库尔(Akshay Thakur)、维贾伊·夏尔马(Vijay Sharma)和帕万·古普塔(Pawan Gupta)周一首次出庭，他们被指控强奸、杀人、抢劫、破坏证据和勾结犯罪。其中两人--夏尔马和古普塔周六表示，准备与调查机关进行交易，充当证人，希望以此获得法院的从轻处理。下一次听证会定于1月10日举行。如果认罪的话，被告们面临死刑。
An Indian court hearing the case of five men accused of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old student was cleared on Monday as chaotic scenes forced the hearing to be held behind closed doors。
The suspects were to be presented for the first time since the attack which took place on a bus on December 16, sparking protests in India and abroad as well as soul-searching about endemic violence against women.
But the court was closed after noisy protests from lawyers objecting to the suspects being given defence counsels, and a crush of local and foreign journalists straining to hear proceedings in the tiny room。
"People who have assembled and are present in the court not connected with the case have been asked to wait outside," magistrate Namrita Aggarwal said in a written order to reporters。
"It has become completely impossible for the courtroom proceedings to proceed."