Days after getting justice for daughter, Soumya Vishwanthan’s father passes away

Vishwanathan said he was satisfied that justice has been delivered

M.K. Vishwanathan M.K. Vishwanathan (right) along with his wife Madhavi Vishwanathan | PTI

Slain journalist Soumya Vishwanathan’s father M.K. Vishwanathan died on Saturday. He was 82 years old. Incidentally, his demise comes a day after his daughter’s 41 birth anniversary. 

Vishwanathan was in the news recently as a Delhi Court pronounced the verdict in the Soumya Vishwanathan murder case. Vishwanathan, who working as a television journalist with a leading English news channel, was shot dead in the wee hours of September 30,2008, on Nelson Mandela Marg while she was returning home from work. According to police, motive behind the killing was robbery. Vishwanathan reportedly suffered a heart attack and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in New Delhi. 

On November 25, the four convicts in the case were sentenced to life imprisonment while the fifth convict was sent to three years in jail. Cumulatively, the Court also imposed a fine of Rs 12.25 lakh on the convicts. Soon after the Court pronounced its judgment, Vishwanathan told reporters that he was satisfied that justice had been delivered. "I am not happy because my daughter won't ever come back. But I am satisfied that justice has been delivered.” Soumya’s mother Madhavi Viswanathan, hearing the judgment said she was feeling satisfied, but not joyful about the verdict. 


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