The closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the sensational Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj murder case has raised doubts about the conduct of the young girl's father, Rajesh Talwar, as he was allegedly unable to explain certain circumstances.
The report mentions the name of Dr. Talwar as the only suspect, making it amply clear that he was under scrutiny for some reasons — one being that the two murders were in all probability committed by someone present in the house, which was not broken into by anyone on the fateful night.
Secondly, it is learnt that the CBI found that the door to the terrace — where the body of Hemraj was discovered — never used to be locked earlier.
The agency could not get an answer to that from the Talwars. The investigators also suspect that attempts were made by a relative of the Talwars to influence the doctor who conducted the post-mortem on Aarushi's body.
However, the CBI has not come across any substantial proof against Dr. Talwar to charge-sheet him in the case.
On the other hand, the three other suspects, Dr. Talwar's servant Krishna, his family friend Durranis' domestic help Raj Kumar and Vijay Mandal, the domestic help of his neighbour, have virtually been given a clean chit as their “alibis” have been established as per the new findings.
The three were earlier arrested by another CBI team that on the basis of alleged findings of scientific tests such as brain-mapping and narco-analysis had claimed that they had brutally murdered Aarushi and Hemraj.
The suspicions reportedly raised by the CBI in its report have been rubbished by the Talwars. Aarushi's mother Nupur Talwar accused the CBI of doing a “cover-up” of the shoddy investigation conducted by the Uttar Pradesh police.
Rajesh Talwar told NDTV: “I have had enough of this. This is the second time I am going through this. This is what they do to innocent people, an innocent father who has lost his child. I cannot understand this kind of investigative agency. I have no words for them.”
“Do they care about Aarushi? Do they care about my child? Aarushi is dead and gone,” said Ms. Talwar, adding “how can they make allegations without evidence?”
The dentist couple dismissed the CBI's allegations that they tried to influence the doctor who conducted the post-mortem, saying these were “absolutely concocted.”
When asked that the records “indicate” that a call was made to the doctor conducting the post-mortem, Ms. Talwar said: “What does indicate mean...They have call records. Either they know a call was made or they don't. You don't get indications where a call comes from.”
Mr. Rajesh Talwar said that he had extended all possible cooperation in the probe. “I opened my mind to them. I underwent lie detector, brain mapping…and what have they done?”
Ms. Talwar said: “It is their job to get evidence. They don't find evidence, then how do they hurl allegations.”
On the question that Mr. Talwar was surfing the net at the time of murder, he said he had never denied that he was doing that.
The couple demanded that the CBI conduct touch DNA to get evidence and constitute a fresh team of officers.