Surinder Koli, a convict in the sensational Nithari killings case, was today sentenced to death by a special CBI court here for raping and murdering seven-year-old girl Arti.
The death sentence to 38-year-old Koli, a domestic help of businessman and accused Moninder Singh Pandher, was awarded by special CBI judge A K Singh in the Arti case, the second of the 19 cases of the Nithari killings.
He was handed down the capital punishment under Section 302 (murder) of IPC along with life imprisonment for raping the girl. He was also slapped a fine of Rs 3,000.
Koli and Pandher were on February 13, 2009, sentenced to the death in the Rimpa Haldar case in the first verdict in the Nithari killings. However, Pandher was acquitted by the Allahabad High Court on September 11, last year.