Delhi HC commutes Jigisha murder convicts’ death sentence to life term

The convicts whose death sentence has been commuted are Ravi Kapoor, Amit Shukla, Baljeet Malik.

Delhi HC commutes Jigisha murder convicts’ death sentence to life term

The Delhi High Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence given to convicts in Jigisha Ghosh murder case to life imprisonment. The convicts whose death sentence has been commuted are Ravi Kapoor, Amit Shukla and Baljeet Malik.

Two death row convicts - Kapoor and Shukla - and another convict - Mallik - had challenged the trial court's conviction and sentence in the case.

The trial court had referred death penalty case to the high court for confirmation of the sentence within 30 days of the pronouncement of the verdict on July 14, 2016.

The accused are also under trail in Soumya Vishwanathan Murder case.

Jigisha, 28, who was working with Hewitt Associate Pvt Ltd as an operations manager, was kidnapped and killed on March 18, 2009 after her office cab dropped her near her home in Vasant Vihar area in south Delhi around 4 a.m.

Her body was found on March 20, 2009 near Surajkund in Haryana.

The police later arrested Kapoor, Shukla and Malik in the case.

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