On Monday, Businessman Monider Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surender Kohli are convicted to death by the CBI Court in the Nithari serial rape and murder case.
The ruling was given by the special judge Pawan Kumar Tripathi after finding both of them guilty of rape, murder, abduction and criminal conspiracy over the killing of a woman who was just 20 years old.
The case, the eighth of the several lodged against them, was registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI on December 29, 2006.
At court during the sentencing Koli and Pandher were present.
JP Sharma prosecution lawyer, sought the death sentence and argued that forensic evidence proved that Koli abducted, killed and raped the woman and also tampered with evidence.
On October 5, 2006, the woman was returning home from work. She took the road outside Pandher's residence.
Koli lured her inside where she was killed and beheaded. Investigators found her skull behind the house.
Defence lawyer Devraj Singh pleaded for minimum punishment as Pandher suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes.
The gruesome cases came to light in 2006 when the police discovered the skulls and bones of 16 persons, mostly children, near Pandher's house in Noida's Nithari village.