The Delhi High Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of two men convicted of murdering an IT professional in Delhi in 2009, to life in prison, PTI reported.
A bench of Justice S Murlidhar and Justice IS Mehta reduced the sentence of Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla.
The three men were convicted of abducting 28-year-old Jigisha Ghosh after she was dropped home by her office car around 4 am, robbing her of her gold jewellery, mobile phones and debit and credit cards, and then murdering and dumping her body 20 km away from her home.
The police identified and arrested the accused in a week, after they tracked Ghosh’s ATM cards, which the men were using to shop in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar market. During the interrogation, the men said they had also admitted to have been involved in the murder of television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan in 2008, when she was driving home after a night shift.