#KathuaRapeandMurderCase || Case Timeline

TNN Bureau. Updated: 6/11/2019 11:35:32 AM Front Page

January 10, 2018: 8-year-old Bakarwal girl goes missing in Rasana village while grazing cattle.

January 12, 2018: FIR is registered on the complaint of victim's father at Hiranagar police station.

January 17, 2018: Body of the girl is found. Post mortem confirms gang rape and murder.

January 22, 2018: Case is handed over to Jammu and Kashmir crime branch.

February 16, 2018: Hindu Ekta Manch, holds protests in support of one of the accused.

March 1, 2018: Then BJP ministers Chander Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh attend a rally organised by the Hindu Ekta Manch after the arrest of nephew of a caretaker of a 'devisathan' (temple) in connection with the kidnapping and rape.

April 9, 2018: The police file chargesheet before the Kathua court against 7 of 8 accused.

April 10, 2018: Charge sheet filed against 8th accused who had claimed to be a juvenile. The police file an FIR against lawyers for protesting and attempting to prevent the crime branch officials from filing the charge sheet in the court on April 9.

April 14, 2018: Chander Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh resign from the state Cabinet.

April 16, 2018: Trial begins before the Principal Sessions Court judge, Kathua. All accused plead 'not guilty'.

May 7, 2018: The Supreme Court shifts the case from Kathua to Pathankot, directing the trial to be fast-tracked and held in-camera, away from media gaze.

June 3, 2019: Trial concludes.

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