Two of the five men accused of gang-raping and murdering 23-year-old physiotherapy student Jyoti Singh Pandey during a brutal and heinous attack in a moving Delhi bus will plead not guilty, according to The Globe and Mail.
"They will plead not guilty to all charges," lawyer M.L. Sharma — who represents Mukesh Singh and Akshay Thakur — said. "Nothing has been proven yet," he added.
Singh is the brother of the bus driver on which the attack was perpetrated.
Meanwhile, a sixth unidentified accused — who is 17-years-old — will be tried in a separate juvenile court.
According to the Globe, officials — who had previously told reporters they have DNA evidence — confirmed that Sharma had met the two defendants on Tuesday at the maximum-security prison where they are being held. Sharma reportedly said the defendants plan to challenge the DNA evidence.
A closed-door hearing has been scheduled for January 10.