SC stays Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli's execution in a midnight order

Supreme Court stays Nithari serial killer Surender Koli's execution
New Delhi, Sept 8: The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of Nithari killings convict Surinder Koli by one week.

Justice H.L. Dattu passed the order in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, staying Koli's execution on a appeal by him. Koli was represented by senior counsel Indira Jaising. Koli was to be executed Monday at Meerut jail.

Koli was convicted of raping and killing young children in Nithari.

Last week, the Supreme Court had issued a verdict which said review petitions of death sentence prisoners should be heard in open and a half an hour should be given to the convict's lawyer. Koli's lawyer's review petition had been dismissed. Reportedly, Koli's lawyer approached the apex court and said Koli can again approach the court on the basis of last week's verdict.

The 42-year-old Koli was held and was found guilty of sexual assaults and murders of several children during the period between 2005 and 2006 at his employer, businessman Moninder Singh Pandher's house in Nithari in Uttar Pradesh . The bodies and remains of the missing children were found near the house.

Later, Koli was sentenced to death in four cases and his death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court in 2011. 

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