Aarushi case verdict: No conclusive evidence against the duo, says HC

The Allahabad High Court's order acquitting Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, giving them the benefit of doubt in the Aarushi Talwar murder case, almost nine years after their teenage daughter and domestic help were killed, has further strengthened doubts that were raised initially over the investigation of the case and the 2013 judgment that had sentenced the couple to life imprisonment. The couple was awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013, a day after their conviction.

The Allahabad High Court acquitted Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the murder case, saying that neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty.

The 14-year-old girl was found dead at her Noida residence on May 16, 2008. Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been serving their sentence in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail.

The family, after the acquittal of Aarushi's parents on Thursday, expressed gratitude towards the judiciary for relieving the couple from the nine-year-long journey in the murder trial of their daughter Aarushi and said they are emotional drained after hearing the decision.

Initially, the UP police had suspected Talwars' servant Hemraj, who was missing after the murder, as the murderer.

# At this age it was very trying for me to see my daughter and son-in-law being lodged in jail for a crime they did not commit.

Aarushi Talwar murder case verdict: Nupur and Rajesh Talwar acquitted by Allahabad HC. "Only we know how these 9 years have been to us".

# We are thankful to the high court and also to the God, says Aarushi's aunt Vandana Talwar. I think this is what has happened in this appeal. "Until there is conclusive evidence, which was not found in this case, the conviction can not be upheld". The door of the terrace was found locked from inside.

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# However, the mystery over the sensational murder case further deepened as the two CBI teams which investigated the case, came to contradictory conclusions.

India has been riveted by the case since the first details of the double murder in the affluent New Delhi suburb of Noida emerged. It, however, added that there was insufficient evidence against them.

  • Rogelio Becker