Ghaziabad: Nupur Talwar
, who left jail today after five months, and is charged along with her husband with murdering their daughter and their domestic help said today that "the truth will prevail."
Mrs Talwar said she will ensure she abides by the law while on bail - the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had argued in court that if she were allowed to leave jail, she would attempt to influence witnesses. As she walked out of the jail - dressed in a peach salwar-kamee
z - to a horde of waiting mediapersons, her husband Rajesh was beside her, his arm wrapped protectively around her. "We will face the trial and we will be vindicated. It has been a long, dark night for us so far...our angel Aarushi is here to take us through this," Mr Talwar, also a co-accused in the case, said.
13-year-old Aarushi, the Talwars' only child, was found dead in her bedroom in their Noida home in May 2008. Aarushi's father, Rajesh, told the police that their domestic help, Hemraj, was missing, and the police declared he was the main suspect and sent teams to his village in Nepal to search for him. However, hours later, Hemraj was found dead on the Talwars' roof.
The Noida police then arrested Mr Talwar, who is a dentist like his wife, and kept him in jail for nearly two months till the CBI took over the case and declared there was no evidence against him.
After that, the police arrested four domestic workers, including a man who worked as a dental assistant at Mr Talwar's clinic, but months later, the CBI did not oppose their bail, acknowledging that it had not found any proof of their involvement in the double-murder at the Talwars' home.
In December, the CBI asked the Ghaziabad court handling the case for permission to close its investigation because it had found no hard evidence. However, the agency said Mr Talwar was the main suspect, prompting criticism among legal experts, who said the CBI could not announce a suspect while acknowledging it had little proof against him. The judge refused to allow closure of the case, and said the Talwars would both be tried for murder and destruction of evidence.
Mr Talwar had been granted bail by the Supreme Court - a decision the CBI has challenged recently. Mrs Talwar was arrested on April 30 and moved to a jail in Dasna.