Published: Чт, Октября 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Talwars acquitted by Allahabad High Court

Talwars acquitted by Allahabad High Court

After dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar were found innocent of murdering their only child Aarushi and their domestic help, Hemraj, the man who headed the CBI for a key part of the investigation told NDTV, "There were loopholes in our investigation".

Although, a special CBI court had found Aarushi's parents guilty in 2012, the dentist couple made a decision to appeal against the order at the Allahabad High Court.

A two-member division bench of the High Court, comprising Justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra, gave the "benefit of doubt" to the Talwars, saying the prosecution's hypothesis that the parents were the "only" members in the house at the time of the murder could not be proved.

Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008.

Noida Police alleged that Rajesh had committed the twin murders after finding Aarushi and Hemraj in an "objectionable" position. The Talwars, who were the prime suspect, have finally been acquitted by the High Court.

On May 23, 2008, Rajesh Talwar was arrested and was kept in Dasna jail; on July 11, 2008, he was let off. Nupur surrendered in Ghaziabad court on April 30, 2012.

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Both parents had denied the murder and insisted they were victims of botched investigations and unfair media coverage, damaging their defense.

"The High court observed that they have been punished wrongly".

After talking to Aarushi's friends, the police began to suspect that her parents were involved in her murder. She (Nupur Talwar) said they got justice today and had tears of joy. They were also convicted for destruction of evidence.

At a point in the film, Irrfan's character Ashwin, the reluctant CBI officer who is handed the case, screams in frustration: Crime scene ko machhli bazaar banake rakkha hai! The High Court had also chose to hear the appeals afresh due to contradictions in some submissions made by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and had resumed the hearing in August.

On November 25, 2013, a special CBI court in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad found the Talwars guilty of murdering Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj. When they challenged the verdict in the Allahabad High Court, they blamed the CBI for "shoddy investigation". They had appealed against their conviction.

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