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‘Dr. Talwar wanted to practise in jail’

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Dr. Rajesh Talwar comes out of Dasna jail after obtaining bail from a Ghaziabad court on Saturday.
Dr. Rajesh Talwar comes out of Dasna jail after obtaining bail from a Ghaziabad court on Saturday.

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: “Tears would well up in his eyes and his voice would choke every time someone spoke to him about his daughter,” said Dasna Jail Superintendent Ramji Singh after Dr. Rajesh Talwar was released on bail on Saturday.

The Jail Superintendent said Dr. Talwar all along felt that he was the most unfortunate father on earth as he was facing charges of killing his own daughter.

“He would get depressed at the mere mention of Aarushi’s name and we refrained from asking him about her,” said Mr. Singh.

Talking about the prisoner’s daily routine in jail, Mr. Singh said the dentist avoided watching television as all channels were carrying stories on his daughter. He preferred spending his time reading newspapers and books. “Dr. Talwar kept to himself for the first few days before he started opening up with his fellow-mates. He had two or three persons escorting him all the time so that no harm came to him in jail,” added Mr. Singh.

Dr. Talwar had also expressed a desire to practise dentistry in Dasna Jail and the authorities had even made arrangements for this. “We had repaired a chair used by dentists as he had expressed his willingness to treat the jail inmates,” Mr. Singh said.

“Family should sue police”

PTI adds: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Choudhary on Saturday slammed the Uttar Pradesh police for “bungling” the Aarushi murder case and said the Talwar family should sue them. “The family should sue the State police and those responsible for bungling the case must be suspended,” Ms. Chaudhary said.

She also asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati “to stand up and compensate to Dr Rajesh Talwar’s family for the agony it went through.”

“The UP Chief Minister cannot ignore her responsibility. She must make the police accountable,” the Minister told CNN-IBN news channel. Sympathising with Dr Talwar’s family, Chaudhary asked, “who empowered the police to ruin relations between two perfectly normal families (Talwar and his colleague Anita Durrani). And how could UP police miss what was staring them in their eyes.”

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