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2012 Delhi gangrape: A timeline of Nirbhaya case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 January 2020, 18:56 IST
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On January 7, 2020, a Delhi court said the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya Gang rape and murder case will be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail.

The order was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora who issued death warrants against them. The four death row convicts are Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh, and Pawan Gupta.




- December 16, 2012: Paramedical student gang-raped and brutally assaulted by six men in a private bus and thrown out of the moving vehicle along with her male friend. The victims admitted to Safdarjung Hospital.

- December 17: Widespread protests erupt demanding stringent action against the accused.

- Police identify the accused - bus driver Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta.

- December 18: Ram Singh and three others arrested.

- December 20: Victim's friend testifies.

- December 21: Delinquent juvenile nabbed from Anand Vihar bus terminal in Delhi. Victim's friend identifies Mukesh as one of the culprits. Police conduct raids in Haryana and Bihar to nab the sixth accused, Akshay Thakur.

- December 21-22: Thakur arrested in the Aurangabad district of Bihar and brought to Delhi. Victim records statement before the SDM in hospital.

- December 23: Protesters defy prohibitory orders, take to the streets. Delhi Police Constable Subhash Tomar, on duty to control protests, rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

- December 25: Girl's condition Decemberlared critical. Constable Tomar succumbs to injuries.

- December 26: Following a cardiac arrest, the victim was flown to Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital by the government.

- December 29: Victim succumbs to injuries and other medical conditions. Police add murder charges in the FIR.

- January 2, 2013: Then Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir inaugurates fast track court (FTC) for speedy trial in sexual offence cases.

- January 3: Police file charge sheet against five adults accused of murder, gang rape, attempt to murder, kidnapping, unnatural offenses, and dacoity.

- January 5: Court takes cognizance of the charge sheet.

- January 7: Court orders in-camera proceedings.

- January 17: FTC starts proceedings against the five adult accused.

- January 28: Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) says a minority of juvenile accused is proved.

- February 2: FTC frames charges against five adult accused.

- February 28: JJB frames charges against the minor.

- March  11: Ram Singh commits suicide in Tihar Jail.

-March 22: Delhi HC allows national media to report the trial court's proceedings.

- July 5: Inquiry (trial) in JJB against the juvenile in concludes. JJB reserves verdict for July y 11.

- July 8: FTC completes the recording of testimonies of prosecution witnesses.

- July 11: JJB holds minor also guilty of illegally confining and robbing a carpenter on December 16, the night before allegedly taking part in the gang rape.

- Delhi High Court allows three international news agencies to cover the trial in the case.

-August 22: FTC begins hearing final arguments in the trial against four adult accused.

-August 31: JJB convicts the minor for gang rape and murder and awards three-year term at a probation home.

-September 3: FTC concludes trial. Reserves verdict.

-September 10: Court convicts Mukesh, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan of 13 offences including gang rape, unnatural offence and murder of the girl and attempt to murder her male friend.

-September 13: Court awards death penalty to all 4 convicts.

-September 23: HC begins hearing the convicts' death sentence reference sent to it by the trial court.

- January 3, 2014: HC reserves verdict on convicts' appeals.

- March 13: HC upholds the death penalty to the 4 convicts.

- March 15: SC stays execution of 2 convicts, Mukesh and Pawan after they file appeals. Later, stays execution of other convicts also.

- April 15: SC directs police to produce the dying Decemberlaration of the victim.

- February 3, 2017: SC says it would hear afresh the aspect of awarding death penalty to the convicts.

- March 27: SC reserves verdict on their appeals.

- May 5: SC upholds death penalty to four convicts, says the case falls under the category of 'rarest of rare' and the offence created "tsunami of shock".

- November 8: Mukesh, one of the four death row convicts in the case, moves SC seeking review of its verdict upholding the capital punishment awarded to him.

- December 12: Delhi Police opposes Mukesh's plea in SC.

- December 15: Convicts Vinay Sharma and Pawan Kumar Gupta move SC for review of its verdict.

- May 4, 2018: SC reserves order on review plea by two condemned convicts--Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta.

- July 9: SC dismisses review pleas of three convicts.

- February 2019: Victim's parents move Delhi court for issuance of death warrants of the four convicts

- December 10, 2019: Akshay moves plea in SC seeking review of his death penalty.

- December 13: Victim's mother moves SC opposing review plea of convict

- December 18: SC dismisses Akshay's review plea.

- Delhi govt seeks death warrants for the execution of death sentence to the 4 convicts

- Delhi court directs Tihar authorities to issue a notice to convicts to avail of their remaining legal remedies.

- December 19: Delhi HC dismisses plea of Pawan Kumar Gupta claiming he was a juvenile at the time of the offense

- January 6, 2020: Delhi court dismisses complaint filed by Pawan's father seeking FIR against a sole witness

- January 7: Delhi court orders 4 convicts to be hanged on January uary 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail.

(PTI Inputs)

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First published: 7 January 2020, 18:30 IST