Here are the live updates on the verdict on Aarushi Talwar murder case:
'Emotionally drained', says Arushi's grandfather
Arushi Talwar's 84-year-old grandfather, BG Chitnis thanked the judiciary for acquitting Nupur and Rajesh Talwar. "Have seen them suffering, it has been really testing," said Mr Chitnis. The Talwars were sentenced to life in prison in 2013.
- Talwars can't be convicted based on the basis of suspicion
- Talwars must be given benefit of the doubt
- CBI failed to prove beyond doubt that Talwars are guilty
"In the jam-packed court room, no body was able to breathe. There were around 250-300 people to hear the judgement.
- Aarushi's parents, Rajesh and Nupur, were in their flat at the time of murder
- Thin wall separating Aarushi's and her parent's bedroom
- Hemraj's body was found on terrace, door was locked from outside
- No evidence of forced entry to the house
- Injuries indicated golf club and scalpel were used
14-year-old Aarushi Talwar, daughter of a dentist couple, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, was found dead with her throat slit at her home in Noida, near Delhi in 2008. The body of domestic help Hemraj was found on the terrace of the Talwars' house two days later. Aarushi's parents who were found guilty and given life term by a special court in 2013 had appealed against the order in the Allahabad High Court. A court will today take a call on the conviction of the Talwars."
The Allahabad High Court will decide today whether dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar murdered their teen daughter, Aarushi, in 2008 at their home in Noida near Delhi. Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom; then Hemraj, the family's Nepalese domestic help was discovered killed on the terrace. The Talwars were sentenced to life in prison in 2013. They have appealed against their conviction." itemprop="description
In December 2010, the CBI told the court that it had no evidence in the case but suspected Rajesh Talwar of the double murder. The court said that the case could not be closed. The CBI has said that there's no evidence of the Talwars' home being broken into, which suggests the double murder was an inside job. It has also argued the "last-seen theory" -- which holds that the victims were last seen with the Talwars on the night that the murders were committed.