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Serial killer stigma ruined family, scarred children

Blame it on the fact that one of their family members has been convicted and serving death row in one of the most gruesome criminal cases, Surinder Koli’s family has completely disintegrated.

delhi Updated: Sep 10, 2014 01:36 IST
HT Correspondent

Blame it on the fact that one of their family members has been convicted and serving death row in one of the most gruesome criminal cases, Surinder Koli’s family has completely disintegrated.

All his family members have snapped all ties with the house in Mangrukhal in Uttarakhand, which once beamed with life.

Today, only Koli’s 68-year-old mother lives in that house. Koli’s wife recently left with her two children in order to save them from the ‘Nithari blot’.

“My daughter-in-law left for her brother’s house and also took along my granddaughter and grandson who were very attached to me. She told that if she get a job somewhere, she would support me and visit me too. But she has not communicated since she has left. I don’t know where she is,” Kunti Devi told HT.

Koli has a daughter aged 10 years and a seven-year-old son. His son was born after he was jailed at Dasna in Ghaziabad. Koli has not seen his son to date.

“We are from a very poor family and there was no way we could have helped him. Ever since the news broke, everyone pointed fingers at us. We are known here as a killer’s family rather than by our names,” Koli’s wife had told HT in 2011.

“People don’t offer any work due to my husband’s alleged crime. Why are we being tortured like this? What is our fault?” she had said. Village head Anand Ram told HT that after Koli’s wife left Mangrukhal, she had tried to get her children admitted to a school.

“But school authorities demanded a photograph and name of her husband. She later withdrew admission out of fear that if she would reveal her husband’s name her children’s lives would be destroyed. Last heard, she had started working and did not wish herself or her children to be identified,” Ram said.