Justice for Delhi gang rape victim: all 4 convicts sentenced to death

The much-awaited verdict in the gang-rape of the 23-year-old medical student in New Delhi on the night of 16 December is finally out. A fast track court in New Delhi on Friday sentenced all the four convicts to death, citing it as a ‘rarest of rare’ case. A timeline in pictures.
  • A fast court in Delhi handed down the death penalty to all four convicts—Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma— in the gang-rape of a 23-year-old student on 16 December in New Delhi. HT
  • Nine months after a 23-year-old student was fatally gang-raped in New Delhi, a fast-track court on Tuesday found all the four accused guilty. Reuters
  • Commuters wait at the ill-fated Munirka bus-stop in New Delhi, where the 23-year-old paramedical student boarded the private bus in which she was subsequently raped by six men while the vehicle was moving on 16 December. Reuters
  • Even as the braveheart battled for her life, cries for justice echoed through the streets of Delhi. In this picture, police use water cannons against protesters at India Gate on 21 December. Reuters
  • Demonstrators protest the rising crimes against women in New Delhi. In the wake of the agitations, the Justice Verma Committee came up with recommendations that led to a stricter law against sexual crimes against women. HT
  • An ambulance transporting the body of the gang-rape victim is seen outside her residence in New Delhi on 30 December. The young woman died from her injuries 13 days after the gruesome incident despite undergoing emergency treatment in Singapore. AFP
  • On 3 January, Police filed a 33-page chargesheet against five accused—Ram Singh, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma—and the trial began a month later on 5 February. PTI
  • Hospital staff and relatives with the body of Ram Singh. On 11 March, the main accused Ram Singh was found dead in Tihar jail under mysterious circumstances, following which judicial proceedings against him came to an end. Reuters
  • Policemen escort the sixth accused, a juvenile, in New Delhi on 31 August. On 28 January, the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) declared the accused a minor and on 31 August, held him guilty of rape and murder. He was sent to a remand home for a 3-year sentence. Reuters