The Supreme Court has upheld the life term for Manu Sharma who was convicted for the 1999 murder of Jessica Lall.
The case became a cause celebre for the media, helping it grab eyeballs in a decade when private news channels mushroomed in the country.
It even inspired a novel by diplomat Vikas Swaroop, the author of the book on which the Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” was based.
The case was something of a pot-boiler where fashion, high society, crime, political influence and media activism came together.
As Jessica Lall’s family heaves a sigh of relief the media too can pat itself on the back.