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Noida's Nithari killings: SC extends stay on Koli's execution till October 29

Sep 12, 2014 10:57 AM IST India India

New Delhi: In a relief for Noida's Nithari killing convict Surinder Koli, the Supreme Court has extended the stay on his execution till October 29. The SC will hear his review petition on October 28.

Earlier too, the SC had stayed the execution of Koli for one week. A Ghaziabad sessions court had issued a death warrant against Surinder Koli in connection with the brutal killing of 14-year-old Rimpa Halder in 2005. Koli has been awarded a death sentence in five of the 16 cases lodged against him.

President Pranab Mukhejree had rejected Koli's mercy petition on July 27 earlier in 2014. The CBI had filed a chargesheet against him in 16 cases where he had allegedly killed children after sexually abusing them. The case had come to light in December 2006 when a girl who was missing was later found murdered.

Investigations into the case led revealed more gruesome murders of children as many skeletal remains were recovered from a drain adjacent to the house where Koli was working as a domestic servant.

A total of 16 cases have been registered against Koli. His employer Moninder Singh Pandher, who was also sentenced to death in Rimpa Haldar case, was acquitted by the Allahabad High Court. Out of 16 cases filed against Koli, he has been awarded death sentence in five of them so far and others are still under trial.

Koli had given a graphic detail during his confessional statement where he had claimed to have even cut some of his victims and even cooked it. He also stated that he had sex with some of the victims after killing them. Relying upon the Koli's confessional statement of how he used to allure and kill young girls in Noida, the Supreme Court, while rejecting his mercy petition, had said, "The confessions had been made voluntarily before the magistrate and there is no defect in it."