The father of one of the two men accused of murdering Michaela McAreavey has said he loves his son and "has to get him out of this situation".
32 year old Avinash Treebhoowoon and 42 year old Sandip Moneea deny the killing.
Sooriedeo Treebhoowoon told the court in Mauritius that when he visited his son two days after his arrest, he said he had been beaten by police. A prosecutor put it to him that he had made this up to protect his son. The 52-year-old labourer denied this.
The trial at the Supreme Court in Mauritius has entered its seventh week.