Nithari-Chronology

Following is the chronology of events in the gruesome Nithari serial killings of children.

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 19:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Following is the chronology of
events in the gruesome Nithari serial killings of children.

Dec 29, 2006: The killings come to light with the
discovery of eight skeletal remains of children from the drain
of a house in Nithari, Noida. Two suspects -- owner of the
house Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surinder
Koli -- arrested.

Dec 30: More skeletons recovered from the drain.

Dec 31: Two beat constables suspended as political
pressure starts building up.

Jan 1, 2007: Policemen and villagers clash over the
serial killings. Uttar Pradesh Police question Pandher`s
family in Chandigarh.

Jan 05: Accused Pandher and Koli taken to Gandhinagar
for extensive narco-analysis Test by Uttar Pradesh police.

Jan 9: More skeletons found in the drain behind the
bungalow.

Jan 10: CBI takes over investigations in the case.

Jan 11: First CBI team visits Nithari to initiate probe
in the case. Thirty more bones found near Pandher`s house.

Jan 12: Pandher and Koli quizzed by CBI.

Jan 13: Around 30 officers, mainly CBI sleuths and
forensic experts, find more human remains from two drains.

Jan 20: UP government files report to NHRC.

Jan 25: A group of lawyers and bystanders attack Pandher
and Koli when they were being taken to a Ghaziabad court.

Feb 8: Special CBI court sends Pandher and Koli to 14
days of CBI custody.

Mar 1: Koli records his confessional statement in a
Delhi court.

Feb 13, 2009: Koli and Pandher convicted and sentenced to
death by a special CBI court for murder of 14-year-old Rimpa
Haldar, one of the several victims.

Mar 22: The CBI gives clean chit to Pandher but indicts
Koli, terming him a cannibal, and charges him with rape of a
20-year-old victim, Payal.

Apr 10, 2009: CBI files charges in Payal`s killing. Koli
charged with abduction, rape and murder. Pandher let off.

May 11: The CBI court asks the investigating agency to
take a fresh look at Pandher`s role. Till today, the CBI
has filed 16 charge sheets against Koli and the court has
framed charges against Pandher in six cases.

Sep 11: Allahabad High Court confirms death sentence of
Koli but acquits Pandher in Rimpa Haldar murder case.

Jan 7, 2010: Supreme Court stays the death sentence of
Koli in Rimpa Haldar case.

May 4: Koli found guilty of murder of Arti Prasad, 7,
and handed a second death sentence on May 12.

Sept 28: Koli handed a third death penalty, this time
for murdering eight-year-old Rachna Lal, daughter of labourer
Pappu Lal.

Dec 22: Koli handed a fourth death sentence for
rape-cum-murder of 12-year-old Deepali.

Feb 15, 2011: Supreme Court confirms death sentence of
Koli in Rimpa Haldar case. Keeps CBI appeal against acquittal
of Pandher pending.

PTI