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Delhi's shame is now Mumbai's reality

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times   August 24, 2013
First Published: 00:20 IST(24/8/2013) | Last Updated: 00:24 IST(24/8/2013)

The gang rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old physiotherapist in Delhi had shaken the conscience of a nation with tens of thousands protesters hitting the street. A quick recap:

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December 16: The victim is tortured and raped aboard a moving bus in South Delhi's Munirka neighbourhood by five drunken men

December 17: The main accused, Ram Singh, is arrested as protesters take to the streets, demonstrating in front of the India Gate

December 19: The victim's male friend, also tortured aboard the bus that night, identifies three of the accused

December 21: The victim communicates with the police for the first time through notes. She identifies the main accused through pictures and asks for the severest punishment possible

December 22: A seventeen-and-half -year-old juvenile from UP is detained by the police

December 29: The victim succumbs to injuries at a Singapore hospital

January 3: A criminal case is filed against the five accused

January 7: Court orders in-camera trial and arguments get underway

February 5: Trial gets underway at a fast-track court

March 11: Ram Singh found hanging inside his cell in Tihar

April 11:  Accused Vinay's counsel informs court that neither he nor Pawan Gupta, another accused, were on the bus that day

May 4-May 9: Police officials, witnesses and the victim's male friend depose at Saket district court

June 4: The juvenile accused turns 18 in custody, lodged at a juvenile observation home in north Delhi

July 19: The juvenile accused is declared guilty of robbery

August 19: Verdict on the role of the juvenile deferred by the Juvenile Justice Board till August 31


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