Talwars guilty of daughter Aarushi’s murder: CBI court

Judgment based on circumstantial evidence

November 25, 2013 11:53 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:37 pm IST - GHAZIABAD

A Central Bureau of Investigation Special Court on Monday held dentists Nupur and Rajesh Talwar guilty of the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi Talwar and their domestic worker, Hemraj, at their home in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida.

Judge Shyam Lal based his judgment on circumstantial evidence; two botched investigations had led to the loss of critical forensic evidence. The judge accepted prosecution arguments that Aarushi Talwar’s carotid vein was cut in a manner that could only have been done by someone with medical skills.

The prosecution was able to prove that the two victims were hit by a golf stick, that was initially concealed by the parents, and that the crime scene had been dressed up to mislead investigators.

The judgment came more than five years after Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj were murdered at the family’s home in Noida’s Sector 25 on May 16, 2008.

Dr. Rajesh Talwar was also held guilty for giving false information to the police.

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