A month since the tragedy, the brutal Delhi gangrape-murder case will finally be commuted to a fast track court on Monday for regular hearings. As the trial begins, here is a look at the sequence of events since the night the terrible tragedy took place.
December 16, 2012: The young paramedic student was raped and brutally assaulted by six men in a moving private bus. A day later, the first arrest was made in the case. Ram Singh, the driver of the bus was arrested, the girl remained critical in ICU.
December 18: Public outrage grew against the ghastly assault.
"The case should be heard a by a fast-track court and the culprits must be hanged," BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit promised a fast-track trial amidst the protests.
December 21: The fifth accused was arrested from Badaun in UP amidst reports that he may be a minor.
December 22: Even as protests intensified, the Sixth and the final accused, Akshay Thakur, was also arrested from Aurangabad, Bihar. The government promised strict action.
December 22, 23: Protests turned violent and Section 144 was imposed across the New Delhi district. Protesters faced water cannons and tear gas shells. A police constable was grievously hurt in the violence.
December 24: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a statement on the ghastly incident and the protests. The Delhi government announced the launch of women's helpline and promised home guards in late night buses.
December 25: Metropolitan magistrate recorded braveheart's statement after Sheila Dikshit took up SDM's complaint that there was interference when she recorded the statement.
December 27: The extremely critical Delhi braveheart was shifted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
December 29: The braveheart lost her battle for life after a 13-day fight.
January 3, 2013: Delhi Police filed a chargesheet against five accused slapping the accused with murder charges, apart from rape, abduction. The sixth accused was sent to the Juvenile Justice Board.
The owner of the bus was also remanded in police custody.
January 17: The Magistrate committed the case. On January 21, the case will move to the fast-track court.
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