New Delhi, Feb 13, (ANI): The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Friday awarded the death sentence to Moninder Singh Pandher and Surinder Koli for their respective roles in the Nithari mass murder case.
Judge Rema Jain pronounced the quantum of sentence, terming the case as falling in the 'rarest of the rare' category.
Both Pandher and Koli are accused of killing and disposing off the bodies of 19 children and a young woman between 2005 and 2006.
The Nithari killings that came to light two years ago, left people across the country flabbergasted.
The skeletal remains of the children were first discovered in a sewer behind Pandher"s plush D-5 bungalow in Noida"s Sector 31.
The human skulls were stuffed in 57 gunny bags along with 700 bone pieces.
The investigation of the case was handed over to the CBI on January 11, 2007. The CBI has filed chargesheets in 16 cases. Chargesheets in the remaining three cases are still awaited. (ANI)