Ghaziabad: CBI court on Monday sentenced the main accused Surinder Koli and Moninder Singh Pandhar to death for the infamous Nithari serial killings that shocked the whole country.
“There is no scope for their (the accused’s) reform or rehabilitation. This case falls under the category of rarest of rare and both deserve death penalty,” the CBI special judge, Mr. Pawan Tiwari, observed declaring the case as ‘rarest of rare’, “There is no scope for their (the accused’s) reform or rehabilitation. This case falls under the category of rarest of rare and both deserve death penalty.”
Minor girls, children, and young women started disappearing mysteriously from around Sector 31 residence in Noida between 2005 and 2006 until Noida police discovered skulls, bones and other remainings from the backyard of Pandher’s (originally from Mangrukhal, U.P) residence. There were cries and nationwide public uproar and then police arrested Pandher and Koli on December 29, 2006. Koli used to lure victims to the devil’s abode, attempted rape, finally packing and throwing the cut body parts in their own backyard.
Ghaziabad court has held both accused both guilty of rape & murder and awarded Surinder Koli death penalty in all the 8 cases decided out of total 16 cases registered against the duo.
CBI special judge held Koli and Pandher guilty of murder, abduction, attempted rape and destruction of evidence in the eighth case where Pinki Sarkar, 20 years, went missing since October 5 after leaving her employer’s home.