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Timeline to a rape that shocked the world

Breakdown of how fateful events unfolded

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December 16, 2012: Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23-year-old paramedical student, is brutally gang-raped by six men in a moving bus after she and her male friend board it on their way back from watching a movie in a south Delhi mall. Both of them are assaulted, stripped, robbed and thrown out of the bus.

December 17: Police arrest Ram Singh, the driver of the bus.

December 18: Delhi court sends Ram Singh to five-day police custody. Three others — Mukesh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma are arrested. Delhi High Court assures action in the case.

December 19: Court sends Pawan and Vinay to four-day police custody, while Mukesh is sent to judicial custody for his identification test. Victim’s friend records statement in court. Another accused, a juvenile, is arrested in relation to the crime.

December 20: The male friend of the victim identifies one of the accused as the rapist in Tihar Jail. The juvenile is sent to the Juvenile Justice Board.

December 21: Delhi High Court slams city police for the report filed by it in the case. Another accused Akshay Thakur is arrested.

December 23: High Court says there will be day-to-day trial in all sexual assault cases in the capital. Ram Singh, Pawan and Vinay refuse to undergo identification tests and are sent to Tihar jail for 14-day judicial custody.

December 25: Mukesh, brother of Ram, is sent to Tihar jail till January 6.

December 26: Victim is flown to Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital. Government asks a retired Delhi High Court judge to look at the case. Victim’s male friend identifies Akshay Thakur as one of the persons involved in the crime.

December 29: Victim dies in Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital from severe brain injuries.

January 2, 2013: Fast track court to try sexual offence cases against women is inaugurated by Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir. Owner of the bus, Dinesh Yadav, in which paramedic was brutally raped and assaulted, is detained.

January 3: Delhi Police file chargesheet in a court here against the five men, slapping murder, rape, kidnapping, armed robbery, destruction of evidence and other charges.

January 5: Jyoti’s father speaks to the Sunday People in the UK.

January 7: Five accused make appearence in court.