Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court to deliver verdict today

Aarushi was found murdered inside her bedroom in the Talwar’s flat in Noida’s posh Jal Vayu Vihar — her throat slit with surgical precision

The Allahabad High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Thursday on an appeal filed by dentist couple, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, challenging their conviction for the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

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'.

The 14-year-old girl was found dead at her Noida residence on May 16, 2008. A day later, the body of the servant, Hemraj, was found on the roof of the house. Initially, Hemraj was suspected of killing Aarushi, who had had her throat slit.

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

Aarushi's grandfather said two innocent people, Rajesh and Nupur, were held for so long for the crime they have not committed. The story is fictitious and follows a CBI investigator (Kay Kay Menon played the character) as he tries to discover who was actually responsible for it. I am grateful for the acquittal of Rajesh and Nupur. Police said, Rajesh Talwar had murdered both the daughter and the helper seeing them in an undesired position.

The argument in the court pointed out on few evidences which could have led to the murder of the two, such as the activities that happened on the Internet, the very night of the murder, were quite suspicious, the missing key of Aarushi's room, Hemraj's pillowcase colour and the forensic test reports.

The Supreme Court also said the Talwar couple would have to undergo the murder trial before the Ghaziabad magistrate. The police was accused by many for not doing their investigation properly and they were even accused of tempering the evidences.

The couple were convicted for the double murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by a special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Ghaziabad in November 2013.

John, who is a family friend of the couple, hoped that the Talwars, who have been in media spotlight for over nine years, will be allowed privacy after their release from the jail. Judges pinpoint loopholes in the CBI investigation.