The Hush Post: The Supreme Court on Friday admitted the appeal by CBI against the acquittal of Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008.
The apex court said the CBI’s appeal in Aarushi case will be heard along with plea filed by wife of Talwars’ domestic help Hemraj, who was also found killed the next day. The court has issued notice to the dentist couple.
The CBI had filed an appeal in March stating that the Allahabad High Court’s decision to acquit the couple in October last year was “wrong” on several counts.
Hemraj’s wife had knocked at the doors of the Supreme Court in December and said, “We’ve come to the Supreme Court for justice… the high court freed them (Talwars), they are killers… they should be punished.”
Hemraj was the domestic help who was killed in the Aarushi Talwar murder in 2008 on the latter’s 14th birthday.
Hemraj’s wife Banjade had said no one paid attention to the death of her husband, except for a few journalists who reached out every now and then after the May 2008 incident which changed her life for ever.
On October 12 last year, a Bench of Justice BK Narayana and Justice AK Mishra had overruled the trial court judgment in the twin murder case of Aarushi and Hemraj and acquitted the Talwar couple, saying no conviction can stand on the basis of mere suspicion. “The chain of evidence they have showcased is inconclusive,” the court had said.
Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead at the Talwars’ Noida residence in May 2008. The needle of suspicion had initially pointed at 45-year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing, but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.
On November 26, 2013, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted for the double murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad after being found guilty of murdering Aarushi in a fit of rage because they suspected her of having an affair with Hemraj.