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Nithari killings verdict: Victims families dissatisfied

Feb 13, 2009 03:11 AM IST India India
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New Delhi: In the first of the Nithari case judgments, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday convicted businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surendra Koli for raping and killing 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar. But for residents of Nithari village in Noida, their loss is irreparable.

Husband of a victim, Dil Bahadur and mother of another victim Lakshmi look over can't help but remember the savage death of their loved ones in Moninder Singh Pandher's notorious D5 bungalow. Though there is a sense of justice being delivered, the families are far from satisfied.

"Humein chain nahi milega jab tak fansi nahi milegi (I will not be at peace till the time they aren't hung till death)," said Dil Bahadur.

The last three years have seen the families of victims run from pillar to post. They've tried to get the wheels of justice move in their favour. But as families relive the horror of 2006, two years seem to be a little too late for them.

It's the monument of state indifference where the relatives of the victims who died got together to exhibit a sense of unity which helped them fight this case and get justice.

They now look towards the CBI special court in Ghaziabad and expect it to pronounce the harshest of punishments for both the accused.