Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Nithari case: Ghaziabad CBI court awards death sentence to Surinder Koli, his tenth conviction so far

TNN | Mar 2, 2019, 08.52 PM IST 

GHAZIABAD: A Ghaziabad CBI court on Saturday awarded death sentence to Nithari case convict Surinder Koli in the murder of a 14-yearold girl. This is the tenth death sentencing for Koli while hearing is still going on in six remaining cases. Special CBI judge Amit Veer Singh while handing death penalty to Koli said that this comes under rarest of rare category. The CBI court on Friday had found Koli guilty under IPC sections 302 (murder), 376 (rape), 511 (attempting to commit offence), 201(Causing disappearance of evidence) and 364 (Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder). Breaking down the sentences public prosecutor JP Sharma said that under IPC section 302 (murder), Koli have been awarded death sentence and a fine of Rs 50,000, under IPC section 511 read with 376, seven years of rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs 20,000 and under 201 Rs 20,000 fine and rigorous imprisonment for seven years. 

A missing complaint was lodged in Noida police station after the victim a 14 year old girl went missing from house in Nithari and on December 30, 2006, skulls and human remains were found near Moninder Singh Pandher D5 house in Noida’s Sector 31 “CBI in its charge sheet had said that Koli had lured 14 year old victim in Pandher’s D5 house where he worked as a servant and had tried to rape her and later strangulated her with a scarf(chunni) and after dismembering victim’s body had thrown body parts in nearby drain and in gallery” said public prosecutor JP Sharma. “The victim’s identity was established after skull superimposition test carried at on number of skulls that was found near Pandher’s house in Chandigarh’s Central Forensic Science Laboratory” added Sharma. Koli meanwhile while speaking to TOI while awaiting verdict outside in CBI court said that there is no conclusive evidence to prove him involvement. “First of all I was not accused by victim’s family and no DNA test was carried out” said Koli. 

The CBI took over the Nithari serial killing cases in 2007 and during the course of investigation found Koli used to lure women and minor girls to his employer’s D-5 house in Sector 31 Noida. As per CBI, he had lured 19 women whom he raped and murdered, before dismembering their body parts and disposing the same in nearby drains. Of the 19 cases closure report have been filed in three cases and of 16 remaining cases between 2009 and 2019 Koli have been handed over death sentences in 10 cases now and six cases against him still remains. As for another convict Moninder Singh Pandher out of five cases against him he have been awarded death sentence in two cases.

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