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Jigisha murder case: Court to pronounce judgment today

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 July 2016, 12:03 IST

A Delhi court will today pronounce judgment in the murder case of IT executive Jigisha Ghosh which occurred in 2009 and the fate of three men accused, who are facing trial, will be determined.

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 South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area, by her official cab around 4 am.

According to media reports, the three accused - Amit Shukla, Baljeet Malik and Ravi Kapoor -are also accused in the killing of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan. She was shot dead on 30 September, 2008, while driving home from her office in the wee hours.

Reportedly, police claimed robbery as the motive for both the killings.

The trial in the Jigisha murder case had begun on 15 April, 2010, with the 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 Soumya's murder case as well.

-With ANI inputs

First published: 14 July 2016, 12:03 IST