Aarushi Murder Case: Talwars’ Acquittal Challenged
Last year, the Allahabad HC had acquitted Nupur and Rajesh Talwar of all the charges in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case. On Monday (March 19), however, the Supreme Court admitted CBI’s plea challenging Talwars’ innocence.
In 2013, a special CBI court had convicted the couple for the double murder. The Talwars’ 14-year-old daughter Aarushi was found dead in May 2008. Soon after, their domestic help Hemraj’s body was also found.
In the latest development, two appeals were admitted. It stated that Arushi’s parents could not be freed on the basis of the evidence. CBI and Hemraj’s wife Khumkala Banjade filed the petitions. She pleaded against the October 12 acquittal verdict by the Allahabad high court.
The clean chit to the Talwars was wrong on “many counts”, says CBI
Banjade had filed a petition in the Supreme Court in December last year. She said that the High Court had accepted that her husband was brutally murdered and CBI cannot ignore the fact or the responsibility to uncover the murder.
“We’ve come to the Supreme Court for justice… the high court freed them (Talwars), they are killers… they should be punished,” said Hemraj’s widow back then.
The dentist couple walked free when the Allahabad HC cancelled the 2013 life sentence awarded by a lower court
On May 16, 2008, 14-year-old Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom at the Noida residence. She was discovered with her throat slit. The police initially suspected their domestic help, Hemraj, in the murder as he was missing at that time. But two days after Aarushi’s killing, Hemraj was found dead on the Talwars’ terrace.
The case has been in the spotlight because of the many unsolved questions. A movie and a book on the case have portrayed the parents as unjustly convicted.