How a gang rape caused turmoil in India

How a gang rape caused turmoil in India
Indian protestors march behind a banner as they take part in a candlelight procession in Guwahati, after the death of a gangrape victim from the Indian capital New Delhi on December 29, 2012.

NEW DELHI - Here is a timeline of the major events leading up to verdicts expected Tuesday on four adults accused of taking part in the gang rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi.

December 16, 2012: The physiotherapy student goes out for an early evening screening of the "Life of Pi" at a cinema with her male friend at an upmarket shopping mall in south Delhi.

Unable to track down a taxi or auto rickshaw, they are tricked onto a white private bus at around 9:00pm which they believe will take them back home.

Inside, a group of six draw the curtains, beat up and rob the male friend and then take turns in raping the girl as the bus drives around the capital.

After more than an hour, the bloodied young couple are dumped by a main road leading to the international airport, narrowly avoiding death when the gang try to reverse over them with the vehicle.

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