Nitish was murdered by Bharti's brother Vikas Yadav, because the family did not approve their relationship. Here is a rundown of all the events from when Nitisk Katara's body was discovered. Bharti is the daughter of D P Yadav, the 'unrivalled don' of western Uttar Pradesh. Before entering politics, Yadav had racked up nine murder charges
February 16-17, 2002: Nitish Katara goes missing after attending the wedding of classmate Shivani Gaur in Ghaziabad where both Vikas and Vishal Yadav were present with their sister Bharti.
February 20: Nitish's burnt body discovered near Hapur crossing in Bulandshahr. Vikas and Vishal are immediate suspects. Bharti leaves for UK.
March 11: Tata Safari allegedly used in the murder recovered from G T Road, Karnal.
March 31: UP Police files a four-page chargesheet.
April 23: Vikas and Vishal Yadav arrested from MP.
August 23: SC directs transfer of the Nitish Katara murder case from a Ghaziabad sessions court to a competent court of the same jurisdiction in Delhi after mother of victim Neelam Katara says she fears miscarriage of justice in Ghaziabad.
November 23: Charges framed against the accused.
April 7, 2003: First summons issued for Bharti by court requiring her presence for recording her statement. Separate trial started against third accused Sukhdev Pehalwan, who was arrested in 2005.
November 25, 2006: After three years of notices and summons, prime witness Bharti Yadav returns to India to depose before trial court after the court threatens to declare her a proclaimed offender.
December 2007: The prosecution wraps up its final arguments and claims Bharti's alleged proximity to Nitish is the cause for his murder by her brothers.
April 2, 2008: Trial court begins hearing the case on a day-to-day basis.
April 23: The trial in the Nitish Katara murder case comes to an end.
May 27: Court fixes May 28 for pronouncement of verdict.
May 28: Vikas and his cousin Vishal Yadav held guilty in the six-year-old Nitish Katara murder case. Sentencing will take place on May 30.