Jigisha Ghosh murder case: Delhi court convicts three accused for abducting, killing IT executive

Jigisha, 28, was working with Hewitt Associate Pvt Ltd as operations manager when she was abducted and killed on March 18, 2009.

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016, 16:08 PM IST
Jigisha Ghosh murder case: Delhi court convicts three accused for abducting, killing IT executive

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday convicted three persons for kidnapping and murdering IT executive Jigisha Ghosh in 2009.

The three accused, who were facing trial in the case, were held guilty of kidnapping and murdering the IT executive by the court. The argument on quantum of punishment will take place on August 20.

The three accused - Amit Shukla, Baljeet Malik and Ravi Kapoor - are also accused in the killing of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan, who was shot dead on September 30, 2008, while returning home in her car from her office in the wee hours.

Jigisha, 28, who was working with Hewitt Associate Pvt Ltd as operations manager, was abducted and killed on March 18, 2009, after she was dropped near her home in Vasant Vihar area of South Delhi by her official cab around 4 am.

The trial had begun on April 15, 2010 with examination of her father as the first prosecution witness.

The court had framed charges against the three accused under IPC and Arms Act, dealing with murder, criminal conspiracy, abduction, robbery, forgery and using firearms.

The recovery of the weapon allegedly used in the murder of the IT executive had led to the cracking of the murder case of Soumya.According to reports, Police claimed robbery as the motive behind the killing of Jigisha and Soumya. 

With ANI inputs