Jigisha Ghosh murder case: Court’s Observations On the Death Sentencing

A Delhi court on Monday awarded death penalty to two convicts and a life time term to another for robbing and killing IT executive Jigisha Ghosh in 2009. The court observed it was a “brutal” and “cold blooded murder.”

The court ordered the convicts Ravi kapoor and Amit Shukla to be “hanged by their necks”. While the third convict, Baljeet Malik was sentenced to life imprisonment.

“The convicts committed the crime in an uncivilised and barbaric manner. The level, degree and gravity of brutality makes it fall in the category of rarest of rare,” observed Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 9 lakh on the convicts. However, it directed that Rs 6 lakh from the compensation be paid to the parents of the victims. “No amount of compensation can alleviate the agony, pain and trauma of the parents of the victim… However, monetary compensation would provide some solace,” said the court.

 

 

A Delhi court on Monday awarded death penalty to two convicts and a life time term to another for robbing and killing IT executive Jigisha Ghosh in 2009. The court observed it was a "brutal" and "cold blooded murder." The court ordered the convicts Ravi kapoor and Amit Shukla to be “hanged by their necks”. While the third convict, Baljeet Malik was sentenced to life imprisonment. “The convicts committed the crime in an uncivilised and barbaric manner. The level, degree and gravity of brutality makes it fall in the category of rarest of rare,” observed Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 9 lakh on the convicts. However, it directed that Rs 6 lakh from the compensation be paid to the parents of the victims. “No amount of compensation can alleviate the agony, pain and trauma of the parents of the victim… However, monetary compensation would provide some solace,” said the court.    

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