Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a review petition by Surendra Koli, who was awarded death penalty in the horrific Nithari serial rapes and killings.
On July 20, mercy petitions of six convicts, including Surendra Koli, were rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee following recommendations from the Home Ministry.
Koli was handed the death sentence for luring and brutally killing young children in Nithari area of Noida in 2005-2006.
The Supreme Court had upheld the sentence in February 2011.
The Nithari killings pertain to the horrific discovery in December 2006 of human body parts in a drain behind a bungalow in Noida. The remains were of 19 young women and children from Nithari village, who were allegedly raped and killed by Koli in the bungalow belonging to his employer Moninder Singh Pandher.
Koli was given the death sentence in some cases while some others are still under trial.
(With IANS inputs)