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RAPE FREE INDIA | Nirbhaya

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The 23-year-old physiotherapy student was gang-raped in a moving bus on December 16, 2012. She was also savagely tortured with an iron rod and then dumped on the road. Her friend was beaten up badly.

Doctors term victim’s condition was critical. 

The government decides to take the victim to Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital following a cardiac arrest.

29th Dec 2012– The Victim succumbs to injuries and other medical conditions at 2:15 am. Police add murder charge in the FIR.

The shocking incident paved the way for nation-wide protests, calling for stricter norms against rape and speedy disposal of such cases. Despite best efforts to revive her, Nirbhaya (the name given to the victim by media) passed away on December 29, 2012.

Overall, five men including Ram Singh, Akshay Kumar Singh, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta and a juvenile were identified as accuse. 

On Jan 3rd, 2013 The Police files charge sheet against five adult accused of offences including murder, gangrape, attempt to murder, kidnapping, unnatural offences and dacoity etc.

Jan 17, 2013– FTC starts proceedings against five adult accused.

Mar 11, 2013– The fifth convict, Ram Singh had committed suicide in the Tihar jail

Aug 31, 2013– JJB convicts the minor for gangrape and murder and awards three years term at a probation home.

January 29, 2014– The Supreme Court dismisses transfer petition.

March 15, 2014– The Supreme Court stays execution of the accused after allegations of a denial of a fair trial.

December 18, 2015– Delhi High Court refuses to stay release of the minor-accused, who walks free after three years in a juvenile home.

April 3, 2016– Hearings begin in the Supreme Court, after 19 months of being in cold storage.

April 8, 2016– Senior Advocates Raju Ramachandran and Sanjay Hegde appointed Amicus Curiae.

August 29, 2016– High drama in the courtroom as an allegation of the police tampering with evidence is made.

September 2, 2016– Advocate M. L. Sharma concludes his submissions.

November 7, 2016– Senior Advocate and Amicus Curiae Raju Ramachandran makes his submissions, argues for the sentencing order to be set aside.

November 28, 2016– Senior Advocate and Amicus Curiae Sanjay Hegde argue against the reliability of evidence in the case.

January 6, 2017– The Supreme Court seeks mitigating circumstances from the accused.

February 3, 2017– The Supreme Court decides to re-hear the case on the sentencing aspect after the petitioners contend that there have been violations in the procedure.

March 6, 2017– All the accused submit additional affidavits in the Court.

March 27, 2017– The Supreme Court reserves verdict after nearly a year of hearing the case.

May 5, 2017– The Supreme Court upholds Delhi HC’s verdict death sentence of the four convicts in the infamous 2012 Delhi gangrape case.

Dec 13, 2018- Nirbhaya’s parents move Patiala House court seeking expediting the execution of convict.

Oct 29, 2019– Tihar Jail gives seven days time to Nirbahaya rape and murder convicts to file the mercy petition or else they will go to court and seek black warrants.

Nov 8, 2019– Vinay Sharma files mercy petition with Delhi government

Nov 29, 2019: Home department of Delhi government rejects Vinay Sharma’s mercy petition forwards the file to chief secretary

Nov 30, 2019– Chief secretary rejects it and moves the file to Home Minister Satyendera Jain

Dec 1, 2019– Jain rejects it and forwards it to LG’s office

Dec 2, 2019– LG rejects mercy plea of Vinay, gives approval to Delhi govt decisions

Dec 6, 2019– MHA has sent to President, Delhi govt recommendation rejecting Vinay’s mercy plea

Dec 10, 2019– Akshay files a review petition in Supreme Court

Dec 17, 2019– CJI recuses from hearing review plea

Dec 18, 2019– Supreme Court rejects review petition, all four rape accused to be hanged. The court said it will wait for the copy of the SC judgement and then adjourned the hearing for January 7, 2020.

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