Nithari case: Koli guilty of seven-year-old's murder
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday held Surender Koli guilty of the murder of seven-year-old Aarti, one of the 19 young women and children from Noida's Nithari village whose body parts were found in a drain.
The accused Moninder Singh Pandher, 56 and his servant Surender Koli, 39, were awarded death sentence by a CBI court on February 13, 2009 for the rape and murder of 17-year-old Rimpa Haldar, the first Nithari killings case.
But on September 11, 2009, the Allahabad High Court acquitted Pandher while confirming the death sentence on the servant in connection with the grisly killings which surfaced in December 2006.
In January this year, the Supreme Court stayed the death sentence of Koli.
(With IANS, PTI inputs)