SOUMYA VISWANATHAN

  • How police bungle, fumble and hold up justice September 21, 2009

    Aarushi Talwar, a Noida schoolgirl, was murdered at her home. Ujjain Professor Y K Sabharwal died after allegedly being beaten by up by student leaders. TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan was murdered while driving back home in New Delhi. All the three cases have one common factor: shoddy police investigation. Bungled...
  • Soumya's parents vote, Jigisha's won't May 7, 2009

    New Delhi: What are Delhiites voting for? After the murder of two young working women in the capital last year, security seems to top voter concerns. We spoke to the parents of slain Journalist Soumya Vishwanathan's and the parents of Jigisha Ghosh. However, mother of murdered IT executive Jigisha...
  • Car used in Soumya murder seized, auto lifter held April 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday said they have recovered a car which is a "vital evidence" in the murder of TV journalist Soumya Viswanathan. An auto lifter, who had purchased the car used in last year's murder of the TV reporter, has been arrested, the police said. Ajay Sethi, the...
  • Soumya, Jigisha killer was a police informer March 26, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after the Delhi Police claimed to have cracked the Soumya Vishwanathan and Jigisha Ghose murder cases, the police say they have recovered almost all the articles robbed from Jigisha before she was killed. Accused Ravi Kapoor, the leader of the gang, was in fact found wearing...
  • Jigisha, Soumya killers held but is Delhi safe? March 25, 2009

    The Delhi Police team investigating 28yearold BPO employee Jigisha Ghose's killing arrested four members of a gang that led them to the Soumya Vishwanathan murder trail. Police say robbery was the motive in both cases. Both 25yearold television journalist Soumya and Jigisha have a shot at justice but the question that...
  • Watch: The cops' version of Soumya's case March 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The question that the Delhi Police need to answer now is that despite what many officers have said on record was their best effort, Soumya's murder case wouldn't have been solved if the other murder had not happened that of Jigisha's. Here is what the police say...
  • Brazenness of Jigisha's killers shocks nation March 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Jaggannath Ghose had raised his daughter to believe she was invincible, but the retired government officer's world turned upside down on March 20, when the police found his daughter's dead body two days after she went missing. "My daughter was very bold, completely independent. She never thought anyone...
  • Journo, BPO exec murder cases solved, claim cops March 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi police claim to have cracked the September 2008 murder of journalist Soumya Viswanathan and have arrested four members of a gang in connection with the case. Police claim the breakthrough came about while investigating the recent murder case of callcentre employee Jigisha Ghose in the national...
  • Soumya murder case: Family satisfied with probe March 24, 2009

    New Delhi: With police claiming to have solved the murder of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan, her family members today said they were happy with the investigation in the case. I am very happy with the investigation. Police has done a wonderful job. They are doing a proper investigation, Soumya's father M...
  • Journo, BPO exec murder cases cracked, claim cops March 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi police claim to have cracked the September 2008 murder of journalist Soumya Viswanathan and have arrested four members of a gang in connection with the case. Police claim the breakthrough came about while investigating the recent murder case of callcentre employee Jigisha Ghose in the national...
  • Slain journo Soumya Viswanathan honoured by Stockholm November 19, 2008

    Stockholm: Six Indian journalists, including Delhi journalist Soumya Viswanathan, among the 87 worldwide who perished in their line of duty during the past 12 months, were among those honoured at the Stockholm Journalists' Memorial 2008. The memorial, instituted by the Professional Foreign Correspondents Association, PROFOCA, of Sweden 2002, was commemorated for...
  • Delhi women buckle up to change the system November 2, 2008

    After much talked about murder of a young journalist Soumya Viswanathan, women's safety is on everyone's radar. Meet the CJ's who are raising questions regarding the safety of women. ...
  • Soumya murder case: Wait for justice gets longer November 1, 2008

    New Delhi: A month after the mysterious murder of TV journalist Soumya Viswanathan, the police claim to have identified the sequence of events on that fateful morning. But with no motives or culprits emerging so far, for the friends and relatives of Soumya, the wait for justice is only getting...
  • Forensic report hints Soumya was road rage victim October 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The forensic report on the car of murdered journalist Soumya Vishwanathan is out. The report has established that Soumya was shot from outside, and that her car was in motion at the time of the murder. Hinting at a road rage angle, reports say police are collecting details on...
  • New lead in Soumya case, but questions remain October 9, 2008

    New Delhi: A week into the investigations of journalist Soumya Vishwanathan's murder, the Delhi Police has a few leads. Broken pieces of glass found at the murder site led the police to a BMWSUV, but after tracking down the car and its owner, the police have ruled out their involvement. Delhi...
  • Clean chit to BMW owner, son in Soumya murder October 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The owner of a BMW car and his son, under suspicion after a broken rear view mirror of their car was found near the car in which television journalist Soumya Viswanathan was found dead last week, were given a clean chit on Wednesday. Mudit, son of real estate agent...
  • Cops appeal to people: Help us catch Soumya's killer October 7, 2008

    New Delhi: It is fast becoming yet another 'blind muder' case for the Delhi Police. Almost a week after TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan was found dead with a bullet in her head, the Delhi police have very few leads. They found one bullet, which was fired from a country made pistol,...
  • Devil's Advocate: Delhi CM on terror, Soumya murder October 5, 2008

    How safe is New Delhi? Thats the key issue Karan Thapar explored with the Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit. Karan Thapar: Mrs Dikshit, after the recent bomb blasts there is a fear that perhaps every Saturday Delhi could be attacked. If I were to tell you that ordinary people are...
  • Soumya murder: Witness saw car go out of control October 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Almost a week on and still no leads are available to enable a breakthrough in the Soumya Viswanathan murder case. But there is now a second witness who is being questioned by the police. The eyewitness identified as Shri Bhagwan told the police that the first witness, Anil, who had...
  • Soumya murder a blind case? Cops clueless October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Police are still clueless about the murderers of television journalist Soumya Viswanathan, who was shot dead in south Delhi Tuesday while she was returning home after a night shift. "No clue has been found, and it continues to be a blind case for us. The reason behind her murder...
  • Soumya murder: Friends unite for justice | Blind case? October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Friends and colleagues of murdered journalist Soumya Viswanathan came together for a prayer meeting at the Delhi Press Club to condole her death on Saturday. The mood was somber and everyone remembered her with fondness. Soumya's friend Divisha Gupta remembered her as, "A normal girl with normal dreams....
  • Advani slams Delhi CM over Soumya murder remark October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The murder of Delhi TV journanist Soumya Vishwanathan has taken a political turn with Opposition Leader L K Advani reacting strongly to Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit's comments that the girl was being adventurous driving back from work early in the morning. "A girl is murdered in the...
  • Journos gather in Delhi to protest Soumya's murder October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Journalists and colleagues Soumya Vishwanathan, who was murdered in Delhi on Tuesday morning while returning from work, have gathered at the Press Club of India to pay their tribute as well as protest her killing. Soumya formerly worked with CNNIBN as well. ...
  • Late night terror: How safe are we at night? October 4, 2008

    The coldblooded murder of TV journalist, Soumya Vishwanathan in the wee hours in the Capital significantly highlights the question of who should take responsibility for safety of women working in a 24x7 environment? The pressures of a 24x7 working environment now cuts across almost all professions. Travelling late at night...
  • Journo's murder highlights security loopholes in Delhi October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The recent cold blooded murder of a 26yearold TV journalist Soumya Viswanathan in the Capital has been a harsh reminder of two older cases where the police drew a blank after years of investigations. Three days later after the murder of Soumya, the police are still...
  • Delhi CM shifts blame from victim to employer October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: A day after Sheila Dikshit came under fire for her comments on a murder victim in the national Capital, the Delhi Chief Minister shifted blame to the employers. Initially, she had drawn flak for her comment on the murder of journalist Soumya Viswanathan. "All by herself at three in...
  • How safe are women profesionals in the Capital? October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The coldblooded murder of TV journalist, Soumya Vishwanathan in the wee hours in the Capital significantly highlights the question of who should take responsibility for safety of women working in a 24x7 environment? Something so violent happening to a girl who was so friendly and kind is really...
  • Cops make little headway in Soumya murder case October 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi Police have not made much headway into the murder case of journalist Soumya Viswanathan. However, the police claim they have come across one more witness who had heard a gunshot. The 25yearold journalist was shot dead in the capital while driving home from work at around 340 hrs IST...
  • Big story: Unsafe cities | 'Stay home, stay safe' | Poll October 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Soumya Viswanathan, the 26yearold journalist who was shot dead in the early hours Tuesday morning while driving home from work, shouldnt have been adventurous thats Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixits reaction to a case thats sent shockwaves across the country. "Driving at 3 am alone in a city...
  • CM sorry for journo's death, admits city unsafe October 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday broke her silence on the death of television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan saying that said that though she regretted the death, it was not good to be "adventurous". "One should not be adventurous, but I am really very sorry for her family....