The prosecution in the case of the abduction and murder of IT executive Jigisha Ghosh has sought the death penalty for the three men convicted of the killing. The Indian Express reported that both Special Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan and the lawyers representing Ghosh’s parents called for capital punishment for the three men, with Mohan saying that the convicted had killed the victim for pleasure.

However, the lawyer for one of those convicted, Ravi Kapoor, said that the convicted man was mentally unfit. Arguing against a report on the conduct of the accused, the lawyer sought a life sentence for Kapoor, saying that he suffered from a “life-threatening disease”. The counsel for the other two accused, Amit Shukla and Baljeet Malik, asked the court to look at reformation as an option for his clients.

The three men were pronounced guilty by a Delhi court in July. Ghosh was abducted and murdered in 2009 after being dropped home from work. The accused were captured after being caught on camera using her debit card. The Delhi Police later said the three men were also involved in the murder of television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan in 2008. Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav has reserved his judgement on the quantum of the sentencing till Monday.