A special Central Bureau of Investigation court on Friday sentenced to death Maninder Singh Pandher and Surinder Koli (pictured above), the prime accused in the Nithari rape and murder cases.

The court passed its verdict in the ninth case – involving the rape and murder of a 25-year-old domestic worker – of the sixteen cases that they have been booked in.

Pandher has been found guilty in three cases while Koli in all the nine cases so far. They have been sentenced to death in all the cases they have been found guilty in.

In December 2006, body parts of children and young adults were traced to Pandher’s house in Noida’s Nithari village. The police had discovered 19 skeletons at the house, reported NDTV.