Here is the chronology of events in the case in which 'India's Most Wanted' anchor and former TV producer Suhaib Ilyasi was sentenced to life by a Delhi court for stabbing his wife to death 17 years ago.
Following is the chronology of events in the case in which ‘India’s Most Wanted’ anchor and former TV producer Suhaib Ilyasi was sentenced to life by a Delhi court for stabbing his wife to death 17 years ago.
*Jan 10, 2000: Anju Ilyasi found dead at their East Delhi residence with multiple stab wounds.
*Jan 18, 2000: A panel of doctors at AIIMS says that the injuries on the victim appear self-inflicted and suicidal.
*Mar 28, 2000: Ilyasi arrested on charges of dowry harassment and murder levelled by sister-in-law and mother- in-law.
*October, 2002: Charge sheet filed against Ilyasi for dowry death.
*March 29, 2003: Trial court frames charges under Section 498A and 304B of the IPC against Ilyasi.
*Jul 17: Prosecutor filed application in trial court for adding murder charge.
*Feb 3, 2004: Trial court dismisses the application.
*Jul 12, 2005: Victim’s mother moves application for fresh investigation.
*Aug 4: Application dismissed.
*Aug 19, 2010: Plea to add murder charge filed again.
*Feb 19, 2011: Trial court rejects the plea. Ilyasi’s mother-in-law moves Delhi HC seeking framing of additional charge of murder.
*May, 2012: A new medical board set up to look into injuries suffered by Ilyasi’s wife.
*Jan 5, 2013: Ilyasi moves HC objecting to constitution of a new medical board.
*Jan 7, 2013: HC stays order for a fresh medical board after Ilyasi challenges the order.
*Aug 12, 2014: HC dismisses Ilyasi’s objection to the fresh medical board and allows adding of murder charge. Ilyasi moves SC against the order.
*Aug 21: SC dismisses Ilyasi’s challenging HC order asking him to face murder charges for his wife’s death.
*Dec 16, 2017: Delhi court convicts Ilyasi of stabbing his wife to death.
*Dec 20: Court sentences Ilyasi to life imprisonment.