New Delhi (JPN): The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Surendra Koli’s death sentence in the Nithari serial killing case.

Calling it rarest of the rare cases, the apex court said that no mercy could be shown.

“Killings by Koli are horrifying and barbaric,” said Supreme Court.

The apex court, last week, had asked the CBI to place all relevant records relating to the case before it for taking up the appeal.

The court had said it will hear Koli’s appeal along with the cross-appeal filed by a victim’s father who has challenged the Allahabad High Court’s decision to acquit Moninder Singh Pandher, the other key accused and employer of Koli.

Koli was sentenced to death along with Pandher by the sessions court in Ghaziabad on February 13, 2009, and the Allahabad High Court on September 11, 2009 confirmed Koli’s death sentence while acquitted Pandher of the charges.

Aggrieved, the father of the victim filed the appeal challenging Pandher’s acquittal and seeking restoration of the death sentence awarded by the sessions court.