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“Baljeet Malik,whom we call Poppy,Ajay Kumar and I had drinks at Amit Shukla’s place in Vasant Kunj...

On Soumya Vishwanathan; September 30,2008
“Baljeet Malik,whom we call Poppy,Ajay Kumar and I had drinks at Amit Shukla’s place in Vasant Kunj. Later,we drove towards AIIMS but came back to Priya Cinema. When we were on the Nelson Mandela Marg,a white Zen,driven by a woman,passed by at great speed. I was driving while Amit sat beside me. I asked Amit to lean back. I wanted to scare her (Soumya) and then rob her. I took out my pistol (.315 bore) and shot at her. We had stolen the Wagon R we were driving from the Ber Sarai area a few days before the incident.

“We moved ahead towards Vasant Kunj. When we looked back,we saw the Zen had lost control. It hit the divider. We turned around from Vasant Kunj and came back to check what had happened. The girl was bleeding. We then left the place as people had begun to gather.

“Police sources said Ravi and his friends had even visited the AIIMS Trauma Centre — where Vishwanathan had been taken — to learn if she had died. “When we came to know in the morning she was dead,we stayed put at our homes for a few days.”

On Jigisha Ghosh; March 19,2009
“Poppy,Amit Shukla and me were in a Hyundai Santro car in front of Vasant Vihar’s CPWD colony around 4 am. We saw the woman (Jigisha) talking on her phone. She had cellphones in both hands. We thought she belonged to a well-to-do family.”

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Police officials said they then planned to abduct her.

“We picked her up in the car and drove towards Mahipalpur. We asked her ATM pin at gunpoint while she kept on asking us to leave her alone. We first withdrew money (Rs 20,000) from an ATM in Mahipalpur and then killed her. She had seen our faces. She could have gone to the police if she saw us roaming around in Vasant Vihar. We then went to the Badhkal Lake where we dumped the body. We came back and withdrew Rs 5,000 from Saket and then went shopping at Sarojini Nagar market. Amit bought an LCD TV.”

(In his statement to the police)

First published on: 25-03-2009 at 00:17 IST
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