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Journalist Soumya Vishwanathan was shot dead on 30 September 2008.
On Wednesday (October 18), Delhi’s Saket Court convicted 5 accused in the journalist Saumya Vishwanathan murder case. They will be sentenced on 26 October. MCOCA was imposed on all five accused.
Ravi Kapoor, Amit Shukla, Ajay Kumar and Baljeet Malik have been convicted of murder, while the fifth accused Ajay Sethi has been convicted under section 411 of the IPC (dishonestly receiving stolen property).
The court convicted the accused in the Soumya Vishwanathan murder case. Outside the court, Soumya’s mother hugged the policeman investigating the case.
Police claim- robbery motive behind murder
The police had claimed that the motive behind the murder was robbery. The five people convicted of murder have been in custody since March 2009.
After the verdict, Soumya’s mother said that we demand life imprisonment for the culprits, they should suffer the same as we have suffered.
Was shot while returning home from office
25 year old Soumya Viswanathan was a journalist for Headlines Today. He was murdered at midnight on 30 September 2008 in Vasant Vihar, Delhi. She was returning home from office in her car.
Murder revealed due to recovery of weapon
Police had said that the case of Soumya’s murder came to light with the recovery of the weapon used in the murder of Jigisha Ghosh. In 2017, the trial court had sentenced Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla to death and Baljeet Malik to life imprisonment in the Jigisha Ghosh murder case.
However, the High Court had commuted the death sentence of Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla to life imprisonment and upheld the life sentence of Baljeet Malik in the Jigisha murder case.
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