The Allahabad High Court verdict on Aarushi Talwar murder case gave relief for the parents of victim Rajesh and Nupur. Today Aarushi’s parents who found guilty by a CBI court were acquitted by the Allahabad High court finally. As there was no proper evidence, the HC rejected the CBI court order sentencing the couple to life term for the murder of daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. As per the reports, Rajesh and Nupur were sentenced to life in 2013 for the killing of their daughter and 45-year domestic help Hemraj by the court in Uttar Pradesh. Then the couple has been serving their sentence in Ghaziabad’s Dasna jail. The case became a sensational story which caught the public attention as this double-murder case also inspired a book and a film.
14-year old Aarushi was found dead with her throat slit with surgical precision in her bedroom at home in Noida on May 16, 2008. At first, their domestic help Hemraj was suspected, but the case took a turn when his dead body found two days later on the terrace of the same apartment. The police suspected her Arushi’s parents after they found Hemraj and Aarushi in an objectionable position. Finally, the twist in the case is… CBI failed to prove beyond doubt that Arushi’s parents are guilty. If not her parents, then who murdered Aarushi and why? With the High Court’s verdict, the murder case took a dramatic turn.
Here you can find the chronology of event in the 2008 Aarushi Talwar murder case:
May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar found dead in her bedroom. Domestic help Hemraj suspected as the killer.
May 17: Hemraj’s body found on the terrace of Talwars’ residential building.
May 19: Talwar’s former domestic help Vishnu Sharma named the suspect.
May 23: Aarushi’s father Rajesh Talwar arrested as a key accused.
June 1: CBI takes over the probe in the case.
June 13: Talwar’s domestic help Krishna arrested by CBI.
June 26: CBI declares it a “blind case”. Rajesh Talwar denied bail by a special Ghaziabad magistrate.
July 12: Rajesh Talwar granted bail.
December 29: CBI submits closure report. Gives clean chit to servants, but points fingers at parents.
February 9, 2011: Court takes cognisance of CBI report and asks it to continue with prosecution charging Aarushi’s parents with murder and destruction of evidence.
February 21: Talwars approach Allahabad HC for quashing trial court summons.
March 18: Allahabad HC dismisses the plea.
November 2013: Rajesh and Nupur convicted for the double murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad.
September 7, 2017: Allahabad HC bench reserves judgment on parents’ plea and fixes October 12 as the date of the verdict.
October 12, 2017: Allahabad HC acquits Aarushi’s parents.