Timeline of events in Delhi gang-rape

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 09:10 hrs

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Ram Singh, the main accused in the Dec 16, 2012 gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman committed suicide in Delhi's Tihar Jail Monday morning. Here is a timeline of events since the brutal incident.

*Dec 16, 2012: A 23-year-old physiotherapy student is raped and physically tortured along with her male friend by five men and a juvenile in a moving bus in New Delhi. The victims are admitted to Safdarjung Hospital.

*Dec 18: Protests start in the capital regarding the gang-rape incident.

*Dec 23: The protests turn violent at India Gate in the national capital as protesters defy prohibitory orders. Delhi Police constable Subhash Tomar seriously injured during clashes.

*Dec 25: Constable Subhash Tomar succumbs to his injuries.

*Dec 26: The 23-year-old gang-rape victim is air lifted to Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital after her condition deteriorates in Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.

*Dec 29: The brave-heart succumbs to her injuries in Singapore, 13 days after the brutal incident.

*Dec 30: The woman's body is flown back to India from Singapore. She is cremated the same day.

*Jan 28, 2013: The Juvenile Justice Board declares the sixth accused as a minor.

*Feb 2: The five accused are charged with 13 offences, including murder and sent to judicial custody in Tihar Jail.

*Feb 28: The Juvenile Justice Board frames rape, murder charges against the minor accused.

*March 11: Ram Singh, the main accused in the incident commits suicide in his cell at the high-security Tihar Jail in Delhi.

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