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Pandher, Koli sentenced to death in Nithari serial rape and murder case

This was the eighth case of the several lodged against them, registered by CBI

IANS  |  Ghaziabad 

Surendra Koli and Mohinder Pandher, convicted in Nithari's Pinki Sarkar murder and rape case, being taken to a CBI court in Ghaziabad on Monday. Both were sentenced to death by the court.(Photo: PTI)
Surendra Koli and Mohinder Pandher, convicted in Nithari's Pinki Sarkar murder and rape case, being taken to a CBI court in Ghaziabad on Monday. Both were sentenced to death by the court.(Photo: PTI)

A on Monday convicted businessman and his domestic help to death in the Nithari serial and case.

Special Judge Pawan Kumar Tripathi gave the ruling after finding them guilty of rape, murder, and over the killing of a 20-year-old woman.

The case, the eighth of the several lodged against them, was registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on December 29, 2006.

Koli and Pandher were present in the during the sentencing.

Prosecution lawyer J.P. Sharma sought the death sentence and argued that forensic evidence proved that Koli abducted, killed and raped the woman and also tampered with evidence.

On October 5, 2006, the woman was returning home from work. She took the road outside Pandher's residence.

Koli lured her inside where she was killed and beheaded. Investigators found her skull behind the house.

Defence lawyer Devraj Singh pleaded for minimum punishment as Pandher suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes.

The gruesome cases came to light in 2006 when the police discovered the skulls and bones of 16 persons, mostly children, near Pandher's house in Noida's Nithari village.

 

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