Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

HC verdict likely today on Aarushi case appeal

HC verdict likely today on Aarushi case appeal

"Grateful to the court for the verdict, we always knew they were innocent,"said Aarushi's grandfather, following the HC verdict". She (Nupur Talwar) said they got justice today and had tears of joy.

Four years after their conviction and given life terms, dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were on Thursday acquitted in the 2008 murders of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj by the Allahabad High Court that gave them the benefit of doubt, a verdict that left questions unanswered on who killed them. Therefore, Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar, can not be penalised for the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

"Any person after spending this amount of jail will feel happy to get freedom".

Aarushi was found murdered inside her bedroom on May 16, 2008.

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.

While passing the order, the court reversed the verdict of the CBI court which had convicted the Talwars.

Jail sources said the couple were likely to walk free tomorrow. Initially, the police suspected the domestic help of the family, Hemraj, but next day, his dead body was recovered from the terrace of the same flat. None of the two films, of course, could show a conclusion on screen. Later, it was discovered by the CBI that the murder was done with precision, and a butcher or a doctor could have done it. This one was had to file a "closure report" in court, as investigators said they didn't have enough evidence to charge anyone for the murders. CBI could not substantiate evidence. After their prosecution, the Talwars were convicted of the murders by the CBI court. The court hall was a packed one as the judge pronounced the verdict. The CBI court said they had killed Aarushi in a fit of rage because they suspected her of having an affair with Hemraj.

The CBI court had in 2013 held the Talwars guilty of killing Aarushi after noting that the provisions of the Evidence Act had transferred the onus on the parents to explain how the teenager was murdered. The country saw the various points of view, albeit through director Meghna Gulzar's point of view, the way the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder was dealt with.

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