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Soumya's father appears in court

delhi Updated: Jul 05, 2011 00:51 IST
Sumit Saxena
Sumit Saxena
Hindustan Times
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Slain television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan's father appeared in court for the first time on Monday. Soumya, a staffer at Headlines Today news channel was shot dead on her way back home from office in September 2008.

Speaking to HT, MK Vishwanathan said, "The case is moving at snail's pace. It's been three years and the trial is yet to start. We are waiting to get justice for our daughter."

On Monday, the prosecution counsel asked Soumya's father to recall the chain of events on the fateful day. Also, the defence counsel for the accused cross-questioned him.

The Delhi Police had claimed to crack the case while investigating the murder of Hewitt employee Jigisha Ghosh. Police had arrested four men in 2009, stating they had murdered Soumya, with the motive to rob her. However, after the arrest, there has been virtually no progress in the case.

Soumya was murdered in south Delhi on September 30, 2008. The Delhi Police claimed to crack the case in March 2009, after capturing five suspected killers, including Ajay Sethi, Ravi Kapoor, Baljit Malik, Amit Shukla and Ajay Kumar. Apart from various Sections of the IPC, the accused were booked under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

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