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The Nithari killings in Noida, which came to light in December 2006, led to 13 death sentences for Surinder Koli. However, the Allahabad high court overturned those judgments on Monday, expressing its “disappointment” with the “botched-up” investigation into the horrible crimes.
13 incidents of death. In one instance, the Allahabad High Court commuted his death sentence to life in prison; he is now free in the other 12 cases. Pandher was given death sentences in two trials but was recently found not guilty in both.
Moninder Singh Pandher was also cleared by a panel of judges led by Justices Ashwani Kumar Mishra and Syed Aftab Husain Rizvi, who determined that the prosecution had failed to establish their guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt under the established guidelines for a case based on circumstantial evidence.
The Higher Court declared that the prosecution’s failure amounted to nothing less than a violation of the public’s confidence by accountable entities. “Losing women and children is a serious issue, particularly when their lives were taken in the most brutal manner. However, it was stated that even the absence of evidence connecting them to the crime would not be sufficient to excuse depriving the accused of a fair trial or reducing their punishment.
Jhabbu Lal and his wife Sunita last saw their 10-year-old daughter in October 2006. The girl had gone into thin air; she had never left Nitharion on her own. After two months,
She was recognized by the police as one of the ‘House of Horrors’ victims, MS Pandher’s home.
Opening up old wounds for a couple was terrible, but Monday’s chilly jab was the worst. They received phone calls asking if they had heard that Surinder Koli had been found not guilty, which shocked and numbed them, according to Shafaque Alam.
Nithari case: Who killed our children if neither is to blame?
Opening up old wounds for a couple was terrible, but Monday’s chilly jab was the worst. According to Shafaque Alam, they received phone calls informing them that Surinder Koli had been found not guilty, which left them speechless and shocked.
The five-year-old son of one of the Nithari victims, Rajwati, was incensed. Who killed our children if Koli and Pandher are not responsible?
” Eight years later our wedding, I gave birth to my child”, Rajwati added. A shoe company is owned by my relatives. I harbored sentiments of tenderness toward him. The two were convicted of several offenses. If the Supreme Court has now ruled that they are not guilty, how did our children die? Tell me.
Koli, a Pandher employee who served as the primary defendant in the majority of the 19 Nithari cases—of which chargesheets had been submitted in just 16—had already received 13 death sentences.
HC RAISES RED FLAGS REGARDING “Basic Collecting Norms”
- evidence was flagrantly breached,” ‘Botched up’ the investigation
- The prosecution is nothing less than a “betrayal of public trust” by accountable organizations.
- The prosecution’s case kept shifting, going from charging Pandher and Koli jointly to blaming only Koli for the offense.
- There have been no recoveries from Pandher’s home. Organ trade racket involvement was not investigated by the probe.
Our Village Still Recognized For 2006 Murders
You’re likely to miss it if you happen to cross D-5 in Nithari village. The home that earned the moniker “House of Horrors” when reports of child murders arose in 2006 is virtually obscured by thick undergrowth. A little distance ahead are several tall structures, stores, and big streets.
This Nithari is no longer plagued by the grisly incident of serial killings and sexual assault that turned the town of about 500 homes into a household name throughout the nation.
The passage of time matters. A new generation has grown up in these 17 years without having to deal with the shock their parents experienced. The Nithari of today is not hidden by D-5, but rather by the bustle
D-5, the cottage that became known as the “House of Horrors,” is almost completely obscured by thick undergrowth.
that of the Noida Elevated Road. Lalit Kumar, who is pursuing a BA at the Sector 39 Government Postgraduate College, has a hazy recollection of the deaths. “I don’t really recall it. My pals don’t either. But every time I invite them around, they refer to the “House of Horrors.” Personally, it doesn’t really matter to me,” he declared.
Older inhabitants have witnessed Nithari change, much like any other area of Noida, yet the scar left by 2006 remains. “This neighborhood had no more than 500 homes twenty years ago. Today,
The region now contains several structures and around 5,000 homes in total. Some people go from other states to work in Nithari. However, the 2006 deaths are still remembered in our hamlet, according to 80-year-old resident RC Gupta.
Some people, like Usha Devi, stay away from the D-5 access road at night. “There haven’t been many instances of children going missing in the neighborhood since the deaths came to light in 2006,” she claimed.