New Delhi, Aug 22: A court here on Monday awarded the death penalty to two convicts for kidnapping and killing IT executive Jigisha Ghosh in 2009.
Additional Sessional Judge Sandeep Yadav awarded the death penalty to Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla, while the third accused, Baljeet Malik was sentenced to life in prison.
The court on July 14 convicted the three men under Section 302 (murder), Section 201 (destruction of evidence), Section 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder), Section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery), Section 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), Section 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), Section 482 (punishment for using a false property mark) with Section 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
Jigisha, 28, who was working with Hewitt Associate Pvt Ltd as an operations manager, was kidnapped and killed on March 18, 2009 after her office cab dropped her near her home in Vasant Vihar area in south Delhi around 4 a.m.
Her body was found on March 20, 2009 near Surajkund in Haryana. The police later arrested Kapoor, Shukla and Malik in the case.