After 15 years of court docket trial, a Delhi court docket on Wednesday convicted 5 men for the kill of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan.
The Delhi court docket held Ravi Kapoor, Amit Shukla, Baljeet Malik and Ajay Kumar guilty of kill while convicting Ajay Sethi of stealing property under the sections of MCOCA (Maharashtra Preserve watch over of Organised Crime Act) 1999.
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Soumya’s mother, Madhavi Vishwanath, urged Hindustan Times, “Now we comprise been combating for 15 years. It be a reduction, nonetheless now we comprise lost our daughter.” She acknowledged,” We’re now no longer in favour of the loss of life penalty. We need them to endure like we are struggling.”
Here’s the entirety you’d like to perceive about the Soumya Vishwanathan kill case sooner than the court docket announces the quantum of sentence for the convicted men.
What’s the Soumya Vishwanathan Waste Case?
On 30 September 2008, Soumya Vishwanathan, a 25-twelve months-susceptible correspondent working with India As of late, changed into chanced on needless in her automotive on Nelson Mandela Marg in South Delhi. She changed into reportedly returning home from work at 03:30 am.
First and major, the cops struggled to search out her killers. Nonetheless right thru a 2009 investigation into the kill of BPO employee Jigisha Ghosh, one in all the accused confessed to being alive to in Soumya’s kill.
In April 2009, the Delhi police charged the accused under the MCOCA within the Soumya Vishwanathan kill case. They filed a chargesheet against 5 men, Ravi Kapoor, Amit Shukla, Baljeet Malik, Ajay Kumar and Ajay Sethi in June 2009.
The authorities charged them with kill, theft, and varied offences in 2010.
In August 2016, a trial court docket sentenced Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla to loss of life within the 2009 Jigisha Ghosh kill case while sentencing Baljeet Malik to lifestyles imprisonment. On the other hand, in January 2018, the Delhi Excessive Court upheld Malik’s sentence while commuting Kapoor and Shukla’s loss of life sentences to lifestyles imprisonment.
On 27 February 2019, Malik filed a plea within the Delhi Excessive Court to toddle up the trial.
At final, in Could presumably well presumably also 2023, after 15 years of her kill, final arguments commenced after the court docket concluded the recording of evidence.
On 13 October 2023, Further Classes Resolve Ravindra Kumar Pandey reserved the judgment within the case after the completion of arguments by the defence and prosecution. 5 days later, on 18 October 2023, the Delhi court docket convicted Kapoor, Shukla, Kumar and Malik for Soumya Vishwanath’s kill and Sethi for receiving stolen property under the MCOCA.
The court docket has space the date for sentencing on 26 October 2023.
(With inputs from companies)
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