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Indian HC acquits Talwars in daughter’s murder case

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Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, who were serving a life sentence for the double murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, have been acquitted by the Allahabad High Court. 

The High Court upheld the Talwars' appeal against the lower court order which convicted them for the double murder in 2013. 

Aarushi Talwar, 14, was found murdered at her home in Noida's Jalvayu Vihar on May 16,2008. The body of Hemraj, who was the domestic help of the family, was found the next day on the terrace. 

The Noida Police said that the murders were done with surgical precision and an insider could have been involved. Vishnu Sharma, a former domestic help of the Talwars was named as the suspect in the case. 

Later, the police began probing the double murder taking the honour killing angle into consideration and arrested Rajesh Talwar, father of Aarushi Talwar, for the double murder. 

The case was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in June of that year. Krishna, who was Rajesh Talwar's compounder, was arrested by the CBI after his narco analysis and polygraph tests were conducted. 

In 2010, the CBI submitted a closure report in the Ghaziabad court but suspected the parents involvement in the murder based on circumstantial evidence. 

he court refused the CBI's closure report and accused the parents for murder and destruction of evidence based on the circumstantial evidence furnished in the CBI's report. 

The trial against the parents culminated in their conviction by the special CBI court in 2013 and they were sentenced to life despite CBI asking for a death penalty. 


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