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.
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.
Published Date: Aug 10, 2013 09:20 am | Updated Date: Sep 10, 2013 09:38 am