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Aarushi case: CBI begins probe

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday began a probe into the murder of 14-year-old school girl Aarushi and the family’s domestic help Hemraj in Noida about a fortnight ago.

The Noida police had earlier arrested Aarushi’s dentist-father Rajesh Talwar for his alleged involvement in the killings.

The CBI registered a First Information Report on Saturday after receiving a notification from the Union government, following a formal request by the Uttar Pradesh government for transfer of the case. No one has been named in the FIR.

Around 11.30 a.m., a 25-member team led by CBI Joint Director (Special Crime) Arun Kumar along with the Director of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory and the Head of the Department (Forensic Medicine) of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences reached the house. Aarushi’s mother Nupur Talwar had gone to meet her husband at Dasna jail in Ghaziabad.

While the Noida police were asked to hand over the case diary containing details of investigations, the joint team of CBI officials and forensic experts closely examined the scene of crime.

Nupur returned home around 12.45 p.m. It is learnt that the CBI officials informally questioned her regarding the sequence of events.

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