Pandher, Koli in Nithari rape-murder case-sentenced to death

February 13, 2009

Businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surinder Koli were sentenced to death by a special court on Friday for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar, one of the 19 victims in the Nithari serial killings.

Pronouncing the sentence, Special CBI judge Rama Jain held the crimes committed by 55-year-old Pandher and 38-year-old Koli to be the ‘rarest of rare’ deserving capital punishment. Pandher broke into tears while Koli remained unmoved.

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