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Shakti Mills gang-rape: The timeline

A look at the chronology of events since the gruesome gang-rape of a photojournalist at the deserted mill compound a year ago

22 Aug 2013
A photojournalist interning with a magazine is gang-raped around 6:45 pm

Also read: Shakti Mills: One year on, more women coming forward to register rape cases

23 Aug 2013
First accused, a minor, arrested in the early hours

24 Aug 2013
Second accused, 19-year-old Vijay Jadhav arrested at 3 am

24 Aug 2013
Third accused, 24-year-old Siraj Rehman alias Sirju arrested

Also read: Shakti Mills gang-rape: How a few good men helped crack the case

25 Aug 2013
Fourth accused 21-year-old Qasim Bengali arrested at 3:30 am

25 Aug 2013
Fifth accused and chief planner, 28-year-old Mohammed Salim Ansari arrested at 11 am

26 Aug 2013
Photojournalist gives her statement to the police

27 Aug 2013
The survivor is discharged from hospital

3 Sept 2013
A 19 yr-old telephone operator approaches authorities, saying that she, too, had been gang-raped by five men on July 31. Three of the men accused in the photojournalist’s rape are named in this case as well

4 Sept 2013
Identification parade conducted. There are separate line-ups of seven men, and the survivor has to pick out each of the accused by touching him on the arm.

19 Sept 2013
Mumbai Crime Branch files a 600-page chargesheet against four of the accused

14 Oct 2013
Trial starts

17 Oct 2013
Photojournalist deposes in court, in front of the four accused, and identifies them

13 Jan 2014
Photojournalist’s colleague and eyewitness in the case testifies before the court and identifies all the accused

20 Mar 2014
Mumbai Sessions Court convicts the five adult accused in both the cases, on 13 counts

4 Apr 2014
Death penalty delivered to the three repeat offenders in the cases. The two others get life sentence.

15 July 2014
The two juveniles are convicted

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