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Nithari serial killings: Special CBI court awards capital punishment to Surendra Koli

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 October 2016, 15:31 IST

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad, on Friday, awarded death sentence to Surendra Koli for the murder of Nanda Devi in the 2006 Nithari serial killing case.

On 5 October, the court pronounced him guilty of murder.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had sought Koli's response on a plea of the Uttar Pradesh Government against the Allahabad High Court's verdict that commuted his death penalty to life term.

Koli is also accused of gruesome killing of Rimpa Halder and sexually assaulting little girls before killing them, and allegedly eating them.

The case came into light when two Nithari residents hinted his involvement in the disappearance of several children over the past two years since 2004.

The case was further strengthened when carcasses of children were found in the drain outside the house of businessman Moninder Singh Pandher, where Koli worked as a servant.

On 13 February, 2009, Koli was sentenced to death by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad.

The high court had passed the order while allowing a PIL filed by People's Union for Democratic Rights, clubbed with another petition filed by Koli himself.

--ANI

Also read: Nithari serial killings accused Surendra Koli found guilty of Nanda Devi's murder

First published: 7 October 2016, 15:31 IST
 
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