Timeline in murder case of Australian touristAugust 11th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The following is the chronology in the murder case of 59-year-old Australian tourist Dawn Emilie Griggs: March 17, 2004: Griggs, who came to India from Hong Kong to enroll herself in a meditation course, is killed by two cab drivers within hours of landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Jyotish Prasad, who hails from Bhagalpur district in Bihar, is arrested in connection with murder.
March 21, 2004: Co-accused and another cab driver, Ashish Kumar, is arrested following Prasad’s interrogation.
April 16, 2004: Police file charge-sheet against the two accused under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) relating to murder, robbery, destruction of evidence and criminal conspiracy.
Nov 23, 2004: Police file supplementary charge-sheet against the duo, saying they raped the tourist before murdering her.
Mar 30, 2005: Police file third charge-sheet claiming that the DNA report has confirmed their complicity in the crime.
April, 2005: Court frames charges against the accused.
Jan 18, 2006: Prosecution starts recording statement of witnesses.
July, 2008: Recording of testimonies concluded, prosecution starts advancing final arguments with the claim that the accused had earned a bad name for the country.
July 11, 2008: Prosecution concludes final arguments.
July 31, 2008: Defence concludes its arguments claiming frame-up.
Aug 2, 2008: Court convicts both the accused.
Aug 4, 2008: Prosecution seeks the gallows for convicts.
Aug 11, 2008: Court awards death penalty to both convicts.