It was one of 2009’s most sensational murders.
On March 18, 2009, Jigeesha Ghosh — a 27-year-old operations manager with a multi-national company — was abducted, robbed and later murdered, allegedly by Ravi Kapoor and his posse from outside her government apartment at Vasant Vihar in South Delhi.
For Jagannath Ghosh (62) and Savita (51), Jigeesha’s parents, time — and life — just refused to move on since that day.
The single-handed effort of the couple helped the police to arrest not only their daughter's killers but also solve television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan's murder case.
Ravi Kapoor had also allegedly admitted his involvement in Soumya’s murder.
Jagannath and Savita found evidence that eventually led to the arrests of the four accused — Kapoor, Amit Kumar Shukla, Baljeet Malik and Ajay Kumar — who killed their daughter.
Kapoor and his gang were car thieves who later graduated to robbery and murder.
A year has passed since the incident and the only thing that keeps them going is the hope that one day they would see the man who killed their only daughter hanged.
"I want to see all the accused hanged. Only then my daughter would be able to rest in peace," said Jagannath Ghosh.
"For me my daughter was my world. It has been a year since she died and I still cannot accept that fact that she is no longer in my life. For me, all that mattered were her likes and dislikes. They snatched my world now I have no reason to live," said Savita.
For the last one year, the Ghosh family has been following the case.
"I go to each and every hearing. I wish the police were more serious about our case and the prosecution worked swiftly. I want to see justice done in my lifetime," said Jagannath.
The family also stays in touch with Soumya's parents who live in nearby Vasant Kunj.
"Soumya's parents call us. They even came on the first death anniversary of our daughter," said Savita.