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Nithari serial killer's hanging stayed by Supreme Court

India Blooms News Service | 08 Sep 2014, 05:03 pm
Meerut/New Delhi, Sept 8 (IBNS): The hanging of Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli was put on hold after the Supreme Court passed an order late last night.

On the basis of the order by the apex court the hanging has been postponed by a week, said media reports.

The midnight order- at around 1-40 am- was given to Meerut Jail where he was lodged, from the home of Justice HL Dattu, the next Chief Justice of India, after a review of his death sentence was sought by his lawyer Indira Jaising, said reports.

Koli was to be hanged in Meerut Jail on Sept  12, earlier reports said. President Pranab Mukhejree had also rejected Koli's mercy petition earlier.

Meerut Jail Superintendent SM Rizvi was quoted sayingthey would withhold execution for seven days and wait for further orders.

There are 11 cases of murder pending against Koli. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had also filed a charge sheet against him in 16 cases where he had allegedly killed children after sexually abusing them.

Out of total 16 cases Koli has been awarded death sentence in five of them so far and the rest are still under trial, sources said. , He  has been sentenced to death particularly for the gruesome murder of a 14-year-old girl,  Rimpa Halder. The girl who went missing and was found murdered by Koli, after it came to light in December, 2006.

The skeletal remains were recovered from a drain adjacent to the house where Koli was working as a domestic help at Nithari area of Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Koli’s employer Moninder Singh Pandher was also sentenced to death in Rimpa Halder case but later acquitted by the Allahabad High Court.

Nithari serial killer's hanging stayed by Supreme Court

India Blooms News Service
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