The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008, saying they could not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence on record.
The CBI court while pronouncing its verdict had said that there is no direct evidence in the Aarushi Talwar murder case but it is clear that the prosecution has placed a clinching wealth of circumstances from which the guilt of both the accused has been made out to the extent human instruments can apprehend'. A day later, the body of the servant, Hemraj, was found on the roof of the house.
A CBI court had in 2013 sentenced the Talwars to life imprisonment for murdering their 14-year-daughter Aarushi. Post the verdict, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been serving their sentence in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to issue a statement in this regard shortly.
Pinaki Misra, another defence counsel, said the CBI court judgment was "absolutely perverse and the High Court has set it aside correctly".
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Her successful middle-class parents told police they were asleep in the next room when the murder was committed.
When all efforts to dismiss the trial court's decision failed, the Talwar couple approached the Supreme Court. Nupur was recently out on parole for a few weeks following a High Court order on August 29, 2016.
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar had filed an appeal challenging a CBI court order convicting them in the murder of Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008.
Indeed, the film did make the viewer's sympathies tilt towards the parents of the murdered child, showing in meticulous and painstaking detail how the entire investigation was messed up from the word "go". Police said, Rajesh Talwar had murdered both the daughter and the helper seeing them in an undesired position.
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On June 13, CBI arrested Krishna Thadaraj, an assistant at Rajesh's Noida clinic.
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. They were also convicted for destruction of evidence.
The CBI court did not accept the closure report.
The Talwars were found guilty of two murders and also were found guilty of destroying the evidence by CBI Judge Shyam Lalon November 25, 2013.
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