The Home Ministry on Wednesday rejected mercy petition of Nithari killer Surender Koli along with 4 other death row convicts.
Koli, convicted of rape and murder of several children in Noida’s Nithari area in 2005, was awarded death penalty along with his employer Moninder Singh Pandher by the Ghaziabad court on February 13, 2009.
The Allahabad High Court later in 2009 had confirmed death sentence to Koli but acquitted Pandher of the charges. Koli then in 2011 moved a mercy plea before the President of India.
There was the only one adult victim in the string of serial murders at businessman Pandher’s resident in Nithari, whereas, young girls constituted the majority of victims.