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Justice for a braveheart: timeline of the Delhi gang-rape case

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, July 10, 2013
First Published: 16:11 IST(10/7/2013) | Last Updated: 18:27 IST(13/12/2013)

The Juvenile Justice Board on Saturday sentenced the juvenile accused in the December 16 Delhi gang-rape to three years in a correctional home.

The 23-year-old paramedical student was gang-raped in a moving bus and later died in a Singapore hospital, creating massive outcry and protests across the nation.

The juveniles' court in the Capital finished the hearing the case of the tennage accused, alleged to be the most brutal of the six men who raped the girl.

The accused, aged 17 at the time of the crime, may face a maximum sentence of three years in a correctional facility if found guilty.

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Delhi Police had on December 29, 2012 invoked murder charges against the six men - Ram Singh, Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Akshay Kr Singh and the juvenile (name withheld) for being allegedly involved in the gangrape and filed the chargesheet in court on January 3.

Six men behind the ghastly Delhi gangrape

The Justice Verma Panel, was set up in the wake of the brutal gangrape, had rejected the popular demand for the death penalty or chemical castration for the offence, recommending a life sentence. It had also advised making a range of offences like stalking and marital rape punishable under criminal law.

The victim and her friend on December 16, were returning from a film show in a multiplex in Saket when they boarded a chartered bus. The six men assaulted the couple, raped the woman and then threw them off the moving bus.

The condition of the rape victim continued to deteriorate, as the doctors at Safdurjung Hospital kept a tab on her constantly dropping pulse rate.

According to sources, she had suffered from bradycardia, with her pulse rate reducing, but then she recovered within minutes.

After bravely fighting her injuries in India,  she was later transferred to Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital where she died of multi-organ failure on December 29.

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On a wing and a prayer: Delhi gangrape survivor airlifted to Singapore

In a move to better her chances and limit any outburst of fury in a volatile Capital, she was whisked away to Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital on December 26, 2012. Prior to the move, three police vans and two cars full of policemen kept watch outside Safdurjung hospital.
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Delhi gangrape victim's body arrives in New Delhi from Singapore

A Special aircraft of Air India carried the mortal remains of the victim to India and landed at IGI airport in New Delhi at around 3.30am on December 29, 2012. She died of multi-organ failure. Read more.

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The victim was cremated at a private ceremony, hours after her body was flown home from Singapore. The cremation plans were kept a secret till the last moment as police apprehended a large gathering may cause law and order problems. Read more.

Delhi rape victim cremated, weeks before wedding

Her inconsolable father and two brothers lit the funeral pyre at around in a Dwarka crematorium exactly a fortnight after the 23-year-old was savagely beaten up, raped and thrown off a moving bus along with a friend by six men, and only weeks before she was to get married. Read more.

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Most brutal among rapists, he won't even have to go to jail

Then came the irony of the legal justice system. Even as the five men arrested for the gangrape-cum-murder of the gangrape victim faced the possibility of a death sentence, if proved guilty, one juvenile accused (alleged to be the most brutal) would even escape a jail term. Read more.

Juvenile accused raped woman twice and ripped off her intestine

According to the chargesheet, the juvenile had subjected the 23-year-old physiotherapist to sexual abuse twice, once when she was unconscious. He extracted her intestine with his bare hands and suggested she be thrown off the moving vehicle devoid of her clothes, it says. Read more.

Case brings shame for India on international stage

The Delhi gangrape has brought disrepute to the country in the international forum. Read more.

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The world knows him as the father of the Delhi Braveheart who succumbed to her injuries after a long battle following the violent gangrape which reverberated around the globe. He is still in mourning. Read more.

People protest against the brutal gangrape, as the victim fights for her life in New Delhi. She was taken to Singpore for better treatment.

Verma panel rejects death penalty for rapists

The Justice Verma panel appointed to look into punishments for rape rejected the popular demand for the death penalty or chemical castration for the offence, recommending a life sentence. Read more.

Main accused Ram Singh found hanging inside Tihar jail

On March 11, Ram Singh, the main accused in the gangrape, was found hanging inside his cell in west Delhi’s high-security Tihar prison, while his cell inmates 'slept away'. This alleged suicide raise suspicions. Read more.

Juvenile gets 3 yrs in special home; victim's family says 'hang him'

He was six months short of his 18th birthday, and so the juvenile was insulated from more severe punishment, for the frenzied violation of girl. Described by the prosecution as the most brutal of the six accused, he was found guilty of gang-rape and murder but was going to walk free in just over two years' time. Read more.

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Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Thakur will hang, a fast-track court pronounced nine months after the four and two others destroyed the life of a the woman. “The convicts be hanged by neck till they are dead,” declared the judge. Read more.


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