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Nithari case: Timeline

india Updated: Jan 07, 2010 15:09 IST

Following is the chronology of events in the gruesome Nithari serial killings of children and girls.

December 29, 2006: Nithari Killings came to light with the Discovery of eight skeletal remains of Children from the drain of a house in Nithari, Noida. Two suspects -- owner of The house Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surinder Koli arrested.

December 30: More skeletons tumble out of the drainage.

December 31: Two beat constables suspended as political Pressure starts building up.

January 05, 2007: Accused Pandher and Koli taken to Gandhinagar for extensive narco-analysis Test by Uttar Pradesh police.

January 10: CBI takes over investigations in the case.

January 11: First CBI team visits Nithari to initiate Probe in the case. Thirty more bones found Near Pandher's house.

January 12: Pandher and Koli quizzed by CBI.

January 20: UP government files report to NHRC.

February 8: Special CBI court sends Pandher and Koli to 14 days of CBI custody.

February 13, 2009: Koli was convicted and sentenced to death by a special CBI court on for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar, one of the several alleged victims of the alleged grisly killings in Nithari in 2007.

September: Pandher and Koli were sentenced to death by the trial court, the Allahabad High Court in acquitted Pandher of the crime, but confirmed Koli's death sentence.

January 7, 2010: The Supreme Court today stayed the death sentence of Surinder Koli, prime accused in the Nithari serial killings case and domestic help of businessmen Moninder Singh Pandher.