The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquited Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the murder case of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar.
Aarushi’s parents, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, were sentenced to life after a court in Uttar Pradesh convicted them of gruesome killings of their daughter and their domestic help Hemraj in 2013.
A high court Bench comprising Justice BK Narayana and Justice AK Mishra reserved its verdict in September in the appeal filed by Aarushi’s parents, who were sentenced to life in jail by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad.
On November 26, 2013, the CBI had announced life imprisonment to the Talwar couple.Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars’ Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008. The needle of suspicion had initially moved towards 45- year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.
The police then began to suspect the Talwars and said Rajesh had murdered the two after finding them in an “objectionable” position.
The accusations enraged the Talwars and friends, who accused the police of framing the dentist couple in order to cover up a botched investigation.
After widespread outrage, the case was transferred from the Uttar Pradesh Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that exonerated the parents and suspected the Talwars’ assistant Krishna along with two domestic servants, Rajkumar Sharma and Vijay Mandal.