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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    Sankaran Krishnan
    Aug 23, 2016 at 8:11 am
    Though belated and dela the court order is a good one to hang the Rapists and hope they will not be given the chance to go for Appeal and instead obey the order of the court and hang them which will send a strong message that Rapists and Criminals will not be spared and will be punished severely like this and be ready for that if indulged in such heinous crimes.
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      Nandan
      Aug 24, 2016 at 12:01 pm
      Please bring in a law where rape convicts given hanging sentence are never commuted by the president.
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