Citing that the CBI had failed to prove "guilt beyond reasonable doubt" in the Aarushi Talwar murder case, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted parents Nupur and Rajesh Talwar of murder charges.
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, a doctor-couple from Noida, were sentenced with life term after the special CBI court found them guilty of murdering their only daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj. Both Mr. and Mrs.Talwar made several attempts to get pleas for trials, but CBI court accused them of misleading investigators and destroying crucial evidence.
Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008.
The shooting of Rahasya was completed before the verdict in the case arrived, and it could release only in January 2015, after the November 2013 CBI special court verdict was out. "So they were happy after they were told about the news", he said. Moreover, the Allahabad High Court also said that there were numerous loopholes in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) submissions to the court which weakened the case further.
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 her parents accused their help Hemraj, who was missing, of the murderer, the police discovered Hemraj's body in a decomposed state next day. Two separate CBI teams reached opposing conclusions. A series of lapses marked the investigation, both when it was handled originally by the Noida police and then by the CBI. According to the news agency ANI, the Allahabad High Court was of the view that as per circumstances and evidence on record, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar can't be held guilty. CBI could not substantiate evidence.
Talwars' counselTanveer Mir thanked the court for the acquittal. The court hall was a packed one as the judge pronounced the verdict.
She refused to go into the merits of the case and the judgement, saying the couple's lawyers would answer questions on who killed Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj. 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.