Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Aarushi Talwar murder case verdict today: All you should know

Aarushi Talwar murder case verdict today: All you should know

On Thursday afternoon, the Allahabad High Court set aside CBI's court order and acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in Aarushi Talwar murder case. Both the parents were convicted of murdering their daughter four years earlier, which was a big shock for the whole country. "We are really grateful to the high court for having aquitted and ending the injustice meted out to them", said Vandana Talwar, an aunt of Aarushi who was 14 when she was killed. The Talwars were a resident of Jal Vayu Vihar in Noida. Onus on Talwars to prove that who else could have killed Aarushi and Hemraj. The house help, Hemraj, hailed from Nepal.

Police initially blamed the missing servant Banjade, only to find his body on the terrace a day later with a similarly cut throat and head wounds.

The police after that started to suspect the parents of Aarushi.

"My film is a suspense drama about a father accused of a father murdering his daughter". A group of three domestic helpers who worked in the same neighbourhood were arrested as suspects, then released after the CBI ran narco-analysis or brain-mapping tests on them which are inadmissible in court as evidence before admitting it had no evidence against them. They were also convicted for destruction of evidence.

As the Uttar Pradesh Police drew flak over shoddy investigation into the case which was making national headlines, the then chief minister Mayawati handed over the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

India has been riveted by the case ever since the first details of the double murder in the affluent New Delhi suburb of Noida emerged.


Though Rajesh Talwar's initial bail plea was refused by a Ghaziabad magistrate, he was granted bail on July 12.

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

The court while acquitting Talwars said that there was no chain of evidence and it can't convict on the basis of mere suspicion.

The verdict ends a nine-year ordeal of the Noida-based dentist couple who were found guilty by a Ghaziabad CBI court on November 26, 2013 and were serving a life sentence in Dasna jail.

The Talwars, who were a well-to-do dentists with a happy life with good friends and family have lost everything now and for the past nine years focus has remained on the Talwars due to their cruelty.

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