The CBI court in Gaziabad on Saturday sentenced Nithari killings accused Moninder Singh Pandher and Surinder Koli to death penalty in one of the cases pertaining murder of a 20-year-old woman in Noida.

Earlier on Saturday, the bench found prime accused Moninder Singh Pandher and his helper Surinder Koli gulity and decided to decide on the quantum of sentence on July 24 hearing.

The case pertains to the horrific Nithari case where the police found skulls and bones of 16 people near Pandher’s house in Noida village. CBI registered a case under sections 302, 376, 364, 201 and 120 (B) of the IPC on December 29, 2006.

Both Pandher and his domestic help Surinder Koli have confessed to charges of raping, killing and cannibalism.

The case came to light when the parents of Pinki Sarkar (20) — the last victim of Pandher — identified the body of their daughter after they had registered a missing complaint with the police.

Helper Surinder Koli has been already convicted of the five murders and was sentenced to death while Surinder Koli was given death sentence which was later changed to a life sentence by the Supreme Court on 7 September 2014.

At least eleven murders still remain a mystery and have not been solved.