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Hang Koli at the earliest: Rimpa's mother

Press Trust Of India
May 10, 2011 at 05:03pm IST

Ghaziabad: Mother of the Nithari killings' victim Rimpa Haldar on Tuesday demanded early execution of Surender Koli, convicted for the murder of her daughter and said he did not deserve any mercy.

Dolly said that she heaved a sigh of relief on hearing about the death warrant issued for Kohli, but the news of the mercy petition filed by him has saddened her.

A special court has ordered that Koli (39), sentenced to death, be hanged between May 24 and May 31 following which he filed a mercy petition before the President.

Hang Koli at the earliest: Rimpa's mother

Dolly said that she heaved a sigh of relief on hearing about the death warrant issued for Kohli.

Koli was sentenced to death along with his employer Moninder Singh Pandher, 54, by the Ghaziabad court on February 13, 2009. It was the first of the 19 Nithari killings cases to be decided. The Allahabad High Court had confirmed Koli's

death sentence on September 11, 2009 while acquitting Pandher of the charges.

With tears rolling from her cheeks, Dolly said despite atrocities that her daughter faced in Pandher's house, CBI gave him a clean chit.

She said that Pandher was punished by trial court for capital punishment but the High Court and Supreme Court gave him a clean chit again.

She demanded a "fair" probe into the clean chit given by CBI in all the cases to Pandher.

CBI Judge Shyam Lal issued the death warrant for execution of Koli, 39, after the Supreme Court in February confirmed the death penalty awarded to him in the case related to rape and murder of 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar, CBI advocate

Jai Prakash Sharma said on Tuesday.

In the May 3 order, the judge said that Koli should be hanged between May 24 and May 31 at 4 AM.

Following the issuance of the death warrant, Koli moved a mercy petition before the President of India on May 7, the court was informed on Tuesday following which the judge fixed May 13 for further order in the matter, according to Sharma.

The Supreme Court upheld the death sentence in February saying the case was "horrifying" and "barbaric" and "no mercy can be shown to him".

A bench of justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra had said, "Koli has not retracted his confessional statement" and the circumstances in which the crime was committed was "premeditated" falling in the "rarest of rare category".

A total of 16 cases were registered against Koli after Nithari serial killings came to light in December 2006, following discovery of human remains from a drain behind Pandher's house in Noida on the outskirts of Delhi.

Haldar, who went missing from her home in the neighbourhood of Pandher's residence in early 2005, was one of victims of serial rape-cum-killing episode that sent shockwaves across the country.

Koli was sentenced to death in four other cases. Both Koli and Pandher are currently lodged in the high-security Dasna Jail here.

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