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Jigisha murder case: Court holds three accused guilty of murder

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 July 2016, 14:25 IST

A Delhi court on 14 July held the three accused - Amit Shukla, Baljeet Malik and Ravi Kapoor - guilty in the Jigisha Ghosh murder case. The three were convicted of murder and abduction.

The quantum of punishment will be announced on 20 August.

"Jigisha was robbed off gold chain, 2 mobile phones & rings. Amit, Ravi & Baljeet committed the crime," the Court said, according to CNN News18.

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

According to media reports, the three convicts are also accused in the killing of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan, who was shot dead on 30 September 2008, while she returning home in her car from work in the wee hours.

According to reports, police claimed that robbery was the motive behind Jigisha and Soumya.

The trial in the Jigisha murder case had begun on 15 April 2010 with examination of her father as the first prosecution witness. The court had framed charges against the 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.

--With ANI inputs

First published: 14 July 2016, 14:25 IST