Jigisha Ghosh murder case: Delhi Court sentences two to death

The girl was abducted and murdered, on March 18, 2009, by three men-- Ravi Kapoor, Baljeet and Amit Shukla-- after she was dropped by her office cab near her home in South Delhi. Her body was recovered three days later from a place near Surajkund in Haryana

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 22 Aug 2016 10:38 AM GMT

Jigisha Ghosh murder case: Delhi Court sentences two to death
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New Delhi: A Delhi court, on Monday, sentenced two accused to death and one to life imprisonment for abducting and killing an IT executive Jigisha Gosh, in Delhi, six years ago.

The case:

  • Jigisha Ghosh (28) worked as an operations manager in management consultancy firm Hewitt Associates Pvt Ltd. in Noida.
  • The girl was abducted and murdered, on March 18, 2009, by three men-- Ravi Kapoor, Baljeet and Amit Shukla-- after she was dropped by her office cab near her home in South Delhi.
  • Her body was recovered three days later from a place near Surajkund in Haryana.

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Motive behind the murder of Jigisha:

  • Special public prosecutor (SPP) Rajiv Mohan had told the court, during the trial, that the accused had committed the crime solely for the sake of pleasure and were also facing trial under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
  • Sandeep Yadav, Additional Sessions Judge, had reserved the order on sentence after the arguments concluded on Saturday and a pre-sentencing report (PSR) was submitted by the probationary officer.
  • The court also imposed a fine of Rs One lakh each on Ravi and Amit and Rs 3 lakh on Baljeet.

What Delhi police said:

  • The Delhi police had appealed that death penalty should be given to the three men on the grounds that they had killed ‘Jigisha’ for pleasure and had shown no remorse.
  • The police told the court that the convicts had robbed her before killing and had used her debit card for shopping. CCTV footage was also presented before the court that showed the men shopping on her card.
  • "There was no provocation. There is no mitigating factor in the matter. It was murder for pleasure. The footage shows they had no remorse at all, which is an aggravating factor,” Special Public Prosecutor said during the trial.

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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