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Delhi gangrape case: Timeline of key events leading to verdict

A fast track court is expected to announce the verdict in the 16 December Delhi gangrape case where a 23-year-old medical student brutally gangraped by six people in a moving private bus.

A juvenile accused was on Saturday sentenced to three-year stay in a special home by the Juvenile Justice Board on 31 August. Here is a timeline of major developments in the case:

December 16, 2012: A 23-year-old physiotherapy student raped by six people, including a juvenile, inside a moving bus.

December 17: Bus Driver Ram Singh and two other accused arrested.

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December 18: Protests over the incident, crowds clash with police in central Delhi. Fourth accused arrested.

December 19: Two accused brought before a Delhi court. Accused Vinay tell court to "hang him".

December 21: Fifth accused, who claims to be 17-and-a-half-years old, arrested from Anand Vihar in east Delhi. * Accused Akshay Kumar Singh arrested from Bihar.

December 22: Gang rape victim records statement before a sub-divisional magistrate.

December 23: Fast track court set up by the Delhi High Court.

December 24: The government announces setting up of a committee to suggest amendments in law for speedy trials and enhanced punishment for criminals in rape cases.

December 27: The victim is airlifted to Singapore for treatment.

December 29: She succumbs to her injuries at in Singapore hospital.

December 30: Gang rape victim flown back to Delhi, cremated.

January 3, 2013: A case of rape, murder, kidnapping, destruction of evidence, and attempted murder filed against all the five accused in the case.

January 7: Court orders in-camera trial.

January 10: Five accused get lawyers for defence.

January 28: Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) Decemberlares that one of the six accused is a minor.

February 2: Fast track court paves the way for trial and charges five men for murder, gang rape and other offences.

February 3: The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013, passed by Lok Sabha March 19 and Rajya Sabha March 21.

February 5: Trial begins in the case and court records statements of accused.

March 11: Accused Ram Singh found hanging in his Tihar jail cell.

May 17: Victim's mother appears as a prosecution witness before the trial court and says "give justice to my daughter".

June 14: Juvenile accused turns 18 in custody. Age calculated according to school certificate.

July 11: JJB in New Delhi defers verdict on minor accused to July 25.

July 25: JJB defers verdict on minor accused till August 5.

August 22: The Supreme Court allowed the juvenile board to go ahead with pronouncing its verdict after accepting BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea for a fresh interpretation of the term juvenile.

August 31: Juvenile Justice Board sentences minor accused to a three-year stay in a special home.

IANS