New Delhi: A court here on Friday convicted and awarded death penalty to accused Ravi Kapoor in IT executive Jigisha Ghosh’s murder case.
Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav held Kapoor and Ajay Kumar guilty of offences under sections 302 (murder), section 364 (kidnapping), section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery), section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
According to police, Ravi Kapoor and his gang killed Mohammed Nadeem and fled with his car – Tavera, and his valuables on January 7, 2009.
The court also convicted two others – Ajay Sethi under sections 413 (habitually receives stolen property) and and Mohammed Arif for offences under section 411 (dishonestly receives or retains any stolen property) of the IPC.
The court has directed the government to appoint a probation officer (PO) who will prepare a Pre-Sentencing Report (PSR) as mandated by the Delhi High Court. Arguments for sentencing will be heard on October 1.
On August 22, the court handed death penalty to Ravi Kapoor and one more accused for kidnapping and killing Jigisha Ghosh in 2009, saying the magnitude and brutality of the crime made it “a rarest of rare cases”.
Kapoor is also facing trial for killing journalist Soumya Vishwanathan in 2008.