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Soumya Vishwanathan case

Submitted by admin on 8 February 2019

Waning Media Focus Causes Major Delay in Slain Journalist's Murder Trial


The parents of murdered TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan have written to Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal, asking for a public prosecutor for the murder trial of their daughter. The trial has slowed down miserably over the last decade as media interest in the trial also took a dive.

Soumya had been murdered late at night on the way home from work in September 2008. She was 25 at the time.

The first public prosecutor pursued the case but subsequent PPs have turned up unprepared and the trial is severely delayed, according to a report in the Times of India.

Following the letter from the parents, the Delhi government issued a show-cause notice to the PP asking why he hadn’t turned up, as per a report on

(photo: Times of India)

Parents of murdered journalist Soumya Vishwanathan