A Delhi court on Monday awarded the death penalty to Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla for kidnapping and killing IT professional Jigisha Ghosh in the national capital in 2009. Third convict Baljeet Malik was sentenced to life in prison. She was abducted and killed in March 2009 after she was dropped at her home in Vasant Vihar by an office cab.
“To be hanged by neck till death,” Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav said while awarding the sentence. “The offence was committed in a brutal, cold blooded and cruel manner. The victim was helpless and remained in captivity for hours and the convicts brutally mauled her to death. It was an uncivilised act done in a barbaric manner,” he said.
Jigisha, an operations manger at Hewitt Associate, was abducted and killed in March 2009 after she was dropped at her home in Vasant Vihar by an office cab.
It may be mentioned that Tattoo seen on the hand of one of the accused in CCTV led to arrest and death sentence in this case.