In a new twist to last year’s Noida double murders, the Delhi crime branch police on Monday claimed to have recovered the missing mobile phone of the teenaged victim, Aarushi Talwar.

The phone was reportedly recovered from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. One person was arrested in connection with the recovery.

Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat confirmed that the mobile phone had been handed over to the CBI. The development comes a few days after a new CBI team was formed to probe the case.

Investigations have undergone several twists and turns after Aarushi’s body was found in her room in her house on May 16 last year. The mystery deepened when her domestic help Hemraj, who was suspected to have killed her, was also found murdered on the terrace of the house the next day.

A few days later, the Noida police arrested Aarushi’s dentist-father Rajesh Talwar. But the CBI, which subsequently took over the case, did not find any concrete evidence against him. It arrested Dr. Talwar’s compounder Krishna, his friend’s domestic help Raj Kumar and Vijay Mandal, a domestic help of a neighbour. During interrogation, Rajkumar purportedly disclosed that he had switched off Aarushi’s phone and destroyed it.

No comments: CBI

PTI reports:

The CBI, however, declined to comment on the police claim to have found the mobile phone. CBI spokesman Harsh Bahal declined to confirm or deny the Delhi police’s claim that they had handed over Aarushi’s phone to the agency.

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