Soumya Vishwanathan murder case: Court reserves order on sentence for Nov 25

A court here on Friday reserved for November 25 its order on the quantum of punishment for those convicted for killing TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan in 2008.

Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Ravindra Kumar Pandey reserved the order after noting that the arguments on the sentencing had been completed.

On November 7, the court had adjourned the matter after noting that the verification of the affidavits filed by the convicts was not complete.

The judge, however, took on record the pre-sentence report filed by the probationary officer.

On October 18, the judge had convicted Ravi Kapoor, Amit Shukla, Baljeet Malik, and Ajay Kumar under Indian Penal Code section 302 (murder) and provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

Vishwanathan, who was working with a leading English news channel, was shot dead in the early hours of September 30, 2008, on south Delhi’s Nelson Mandela Marg while she was returning home from work. Police claimed the motive was robbery. 

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