Aarushi Murder: SC Admits CBI Appeal Against Parents’ Acquittal
The Allahabad High Court acquitted both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the double murder of their daughter Aarushi, and their domestic help, Hemraj.
The Allahabad High Court acquitted both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the double murder of their daughter Aarushi, and their domestic help, Hemraj. (Photo: The Quint)

Aarushi Murder: SC Admits CBI Appeal Against Parents’ Acquittal

The Supreme Court on Friday, 10 August, admitted an appeal filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Aarushi Talwar double-murder case.

THE BACKDROP

The Allahabad High Court had, on 12 October 2017, acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, the parents of Aarushi Talwar, in the 2008 murder of their daughter and domestic help, Hemraj.

The High Court struck down a 2013 CBI court order convicting them for the two murders.

The Talwars were released from Ghaziabad's Dasna Jail on 16 October, three days after they were acquitted.

Also Read: Aarushi Case: SC Admits Plea by Hemraj’s Wife For Further Hearing

FLASHBACK

On 16 May 2008, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar found their only daughter, 14-year-old Aarushi murdered.

Two days later, their servant, 45-year-old Hemraj, who they believed had killed Aarushi, was also found dead on the terrace of their building.

In a house where there were four people, a CBI court ruled that since there was no evidence of outside intrusion, the two dead were killed by Rajesh and Nupur Talwar.

Also Read: ‘We Survived, That’s All’ – Aarushi Talwar’s Parents on Life After

BUT, BUT, BUT

The Allahabad High Court had, in 2017, acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the two murders. The court said that “suspicion can't take the place of proof.”

Allowing an appeal by the Talwars, the Allahabad HC was of the view that as per circumstances and evidence on record, they can't be held guilty.

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