Delhi gang-rape: Juvenile’s journey from crime to prison

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 18:04

New Delhi: In the first conviction in the December 16 gang-rape case, juvenile justice board today found the minor offender guilty of murder and rape of the 23-year- old girl and sentenced him to three-year prison term.

Following is the chronology of the events in the brutal
gang-rape-cum-murder case:

Dec 16, 2012: A
paramedic student was gangraped and brutally assaulted by six men in a private
bus and thrown out of the moving vehicle along with her male friend. They were
admitted to Safdarjung Hospital.

Dec 17: Police
identified four accused - the bus driver Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Vinay
Sharma and Pawan Gupta.

Dec 18: Ram Singh
and three others were arrested.

Dec 20: Victim`s
friend testifies.

Dec 21:
Delinquent juvenile nabbed from Anand Vihar bus terminal in Delhi.

Victim`s friend identifies Mukesh as one of the culprits.

Police conducts raids in Haryana and Bihar to nab the sixth
accused, Akshay Thakur.

Dec 22: Thakur
arrested in Aurangabad district of Bihar. Victim records statement before the
SDM in hospital.

Dec 23:
Protesters defy prohibitory orders, took to streets against the incident.
Constable Subhash Tomar rushed to hospital with fatal injuries.

Dec 25: Doctors
term victim`s condition critical. In the meantime, constable Tomar succumbs to

Dec 26:
Government decides to take victim to Singapore`s Mount Elizabeth Hospital
following a cardiac arrest.

Dec 29: Victim
succumbs to injuries and other medical conditions at 2:15 am.

Police adds murder charge in the FIR. 

Jan 2,
CJI Altamas Kabir inaugurates fast track court (FTC) for speedy trial
in the case.

Jan 3: Police
files charge sheet against five adult accused for offences including murder,
gang-rape, attempt to murder, kidnapping, unnatural offences and dacoity etc.

Jan 5: Court
takes cognisance of the charge sheet.

Jan 7: Court
orders in-camera proceedings.

Jan 17: FTC
starts proceedings against five adult accused.

 Jan 28: JJB says minority of an accused is proved.

 Feb 2: FTC frames charges against five adult accused.

 Feb 28: JJB frames charges against the minor.

 Mar 11: Ram Singh commits suicide in Tihar jail.

 Mar 22: Delhi HC allows national media to report FTC proceedings.

 Jul 5: Inquiry (trial) in JJB against juvenile in
gangrape-cum-murder case and robbery matter concludes. JJB to pronounce verdict
on July 11.

 Jul 8: FTC completes recording of testimonies of prosecution
witnesses in the case.

 Jul 11: JJB defers to July 25 its verdict in the case against the

 JJB holds minor
guilty of illegally confining and robbing a carpenter on December 16 night
before allegedly taking part in the gangrape.

 Jul 25: JJB again defers to August 5 the verdict in
gangrape-cum-murder case after a PIL was filed in the Supreme Court seeking
fresh interpretation of term "juvenile".

 Jul 31: SC asks JJB not to pronounce verdict in the case till it
decides the PIL of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

 Aug 5: JJB defers verdict to August 19 pursuant to apex court`s

 Aug 14: SC reserves order on maintainability of Swamy`s PIL.

 Aug 19: JJB again defers verdict to August 31.

 Aug 22: SC allows JJB to pronounce its verdict in the December 16
gangrape-cum-murder case involving the minor.

 Aug 31, 2013: JJB convicts the minor for gangrape and murder and
awards three years term at a probation home.


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First Published: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 17:48

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