Aarushi Talwar Murder Case Verdict LIVE: Rajesh And Nupur Talwar Acquitted By Allahabad High Court

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Aarushi Talwar Murder Case Verdict LIVE: Rajesh And Nupur Talwar Acquitted By Allahabad High Court

Aarushi Talwar murder case verdict: She was found dead at her home in Noida in 2008

New Delhi:  The Allahabad High Court has cleared dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the murder case of their teen daughter, Aarushi. The High Court says the CBI had failed to prove "guilt beyond reasonable doubt". Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom, just days before she turned 14. The police initially suspected Hemraj, the family's Nepalese domestic help, for her murder, but two days later he was discovered dead on the terrace of the same building. The Talwars were sentenced to life in prison in 2013. They have appealed against their conviction. 

Here are the live updates on the verdict on Aarushi Talwar murder case:




Oct 12, 2017
18:00 (IST)
Ex CBI Boss Who Handled Aarushi Case On Why He Feels Talwars Killed Her

Aarushi and their domestic help, Hemraj, the man who headed the CBI for a key part of the investigation told NDTV, "One of the big loopholes in the investigation was that Hemraj's blood was never found in the room." When NDTV pointed out that this was used by the Talwars' lawyers as their main argument, AP Singh stuck to the CBI argument that the Talwars "dressed up" the scene.

Oct 12, 2017
17:01 (IST)

'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.  

Oct 12, 2017
16:36 (IST)

'Court has given Talwars benefit of doubt'

AP Singh said that the court has not said that the Talwars are innocent but it has said it is giving them the benefit of the doubt.  AP Singh was Director of the CBI for two years starting 2010, when the agency made the controversial disclosure in court that it believed Rajesh Talwar killed Aarushi but could not prove it and wanted to close the case.
Oct 12, 2017
16:25 (IST)

There were 'loopholes' in case against Talwars, says CBI.

Oct 12, 2017
15:50 (IST)
Oct 12, 2017
15:47 (IST)
The verdict ends a nine-year ordeal of the parents who were found guilty by a CBI court of murdering 14-year-old Aarushi.
Oct 12, 2017
15:43 (IST)


The case became a sensational story dividing public opinion on who killed Aarushi; a book and a film have been made on the double murder.
Oct 12, 2017
15:42 (IST)
Aarushi was found with her throat slit in her bed, just days before she turned 14. At first, Hemraj, who was missing, was the main suspect, but the next day, his body was found on the roof of the apartment building where the Talwars lived.
Oct 12, 2017
15:34 (IST)
The investigation has been marked by a series of lapses including the mishandling of evidence and allowing reporters to access the crime scene when Hemraj's corpse was found. 
Oct 12, 2017
15:33 (IST)
What happened in the courtroom today
Nearly 300 people packed themselves inside the tiny courtroom to hear the judgement in the case. Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar were also present in the court to find out if they would spend their lives in prison
 
The judges of the Allahabad High Court arrived at 2.40 pm. It took them 10 minutes to read out the verdict which acquitted the Talwars of the double murder at their home in Noida near Delhi in 2013.
Oct 12, 2017
15:30 (IST)
What Allahabad High Court said?
  • 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
Oct 12, 2017
15:25 (IST)
The question which now arises is whether the CBI will file an appeal against the judgment. An official statement is expected from the CBI shortly.
Oct 12, 2017
15:23 (IST)
Talwars have been in jail since 2013. They were serving life sentence in the murder case.

A special CBI court had in 2013 convicted the parents of murdering her.

The Talwars had pleaded not guilty and appealed in the Allahabad High Court against the verdict of the Ghaziabad special CBI court.
 
Oct 12, 2017
15:19 (IST)
Chronology of events in the 2008 Aarushi Talwar murder case:
*May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar found dead in her bedroom.
Domestic help Hemraj suspected as the killer.
*May 17: Hemraj's body found on the terrace of Talwars'
residential building.
*May 19: Talwar's former domestic help Vishnu Sharma
named suspect.
*May 23: Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar arrested as a key
accused.
*June 1: CBI takes over the probe in the case.
*June 13: Talwar's domestic help Krishna arrested by CBI.
*June 26: CBI declares it a "blind case". Rajesh Talwar
denied bail by a special Ghaziabad magistrate.
*July 12: Rajesh Talwar granted bail.
*December 29: CBI submits closure report. Gives clean
chit to servants, but points fingers at parents.
*February 9, 2011: Court takes cognisance of CBI report
and asks it to continue with prosecution charging Aarushi's
parents with murder and destruction of evidence.
*February 21: Talwars approach Allahabad HC for quashing
trial court summons.
*March 18: Allahabad HC dismisses the plea.
*November, 2013: Rajesh and Nupur convicted for the
double murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by a special
CBI court in Ghaziabad.
*September 7, 2017: Allahabad HC bench reserves judgment
on parents' plea and fixes October 12 as the date of
verdict.
*October 12, 2017: Allahabad HC acquits Aarushi's
parents
Oct 12, 2017
15:11 (IST)
CBI has to decide whether it needs to appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court. 
Oct 12, 2017
15:10 (IST)
The dentist couple has been in jail for four years. They have maintained their innocence throughout.
Oct 12, 2017
15:09 (IST)
The couple were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013
Oct 12, 2017
15:07 (IST)
The Allahabad High Court has said that there was no chain of evidence and we can't convict on the basis of mere suspicion.
Oct 12, 2017
15:05 (IST)
250-300 people in courtroom, reports NDTV
"In the jam-packed court room, no body was able to breathe. There were around 250-300 people to hear the judgement.

"Judges came at 2.40, spoke to each other. One judge started to read out judgement. Judge spent 10 minutes reading out. They gave the benefit of doubt to Talwars," says Ndtv's Alok Pandey 

Oct 12, 2017
15:03 (IST)
Rajesh And Nupur Talwar Acquitted By Allahabad High Court
Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been acquitted of charges of murdering their teen daughter, Aarushi, in 2008, by the Allahabad High Court. 

Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom at the Talwars' home in Noida near Delhi; 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 had appealed against their conviction.
Oct 12, 2017
14:56 (IST)
"In a case of a murder you need to have a motive and in this case there was a motive of the father who was accused of killing his daughter after finding in an allegedly compromising position in her bedroom.

To establish this motive, you need to have a presence of the two persons in the room. But all you can find is only Aarushi's DNA and blood cases and nothing from Hemraj's side. This is a question that the High Court repeatedly put to the CBI during the course of appeal over the last year.

And in the end over the last month the CBI comes and says they do not have the evidence, so, when it is gone, where is the thing that there is honor killing or sexual misconduct," Mr Sen told NDTV. 
Oct 12, 2017
14:50 (IST)
Avirook Sen who wrote an investigative book on the case maintains there are major shortcomings in the case against the Talwars 
Oct 12, 2017
14:49 (IST)
Judges arrive in court, judgement to be out soon
Oct 12, 2017
14:46 (IST)
Rajesh Talwar was arrested 7 days after the murder and spent two months in jail before getting bail. Both Rajesh and his wife, Nupur, have been in jail since November 2013. 
Oct 12, 2017
14:40 (IST)
Evidence that convicted Rajesh-Nupur Talwar
  • 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
Oct 12, 2017
14:33 (IST)
Verdict likely to be delivered at 2:45 pm
Oct 12, 2017
14:04 (IST)
The Talwars were sentenced to life in prison in 2013. They have appealed against their conviction.
Oct 12, 2017
12:01 (IST)
Oct 12, 2017
10:45 (IST)
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted for Aarushi's murder four years ago
Oct 12, 2017
10:44 (IST)
A Timeline Of 2008 Double-Murder
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."
Oct 12, 2017
10:32 (IST)
In 2015, a film was released based on the Arushi Talwar muder case

A film have been made based on the double murder case. The film, Talvar, is based on a book written by journalist Avirook Sen, which indicates that Aarushi's parents have been wrongly indicted as killers by the investigators.

Actors Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen have played the lead role, Vishal Bhardwaj has written the screenplay in the film directed by Meghna Gulzar.
Oct 12, 2017
10:27 (IST)
Aarushi Talwar Murder Case: Did Her Parents Kill Her? Verdict Today - 10 Points
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
Oct 12, 2017
10:26 (IST)
CBI had suspected Rajesh Talwar of the double murder
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.
Oct 12, 2017
10:25 (IST)
The Talwars deny the murder and blame sensational media coverage for demonising them and damaging their defence. The judge who found them guilty four years ago said they had also destroyed evidence.
Oct 12, 2017
10:25 (IST)
Rajesh Talwar was arrested seven days after the murder and spent two months in jail before getting bail. Both Rajesh and his wife, Nupur, have been in jail since November 2013.
Oct 12, 2017
10:23 (IST)
Aarushi was found with her throat slit in her bed, just days before she turned 14. At first, Hemraj, who was missing, was the main suspect, but the next day, his body was found on the roof of the apartment building where the Talwars lived.
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