Court to decide fate of three accused in Jigisha murder case today

| Updated: Jul 14, 2016 16:07 IST

New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): A Delhi court will today pronounce judgment in the 2009 murder case of IT executive Jigisha Ghosh, in which three men are facing trial. 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 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. (ANI)