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Talwar couple acquitted in Aarushi murder case

October 12, 2017 03:34 PM

Punjab News Express
LUCKNOW: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted the Talwar couple in the 2008 murder case of their daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj, giving them the benefit of doubt.

The couple had been awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad in 2013. They had appealed against the decision.

Their lawyer Rebecca John said the evidence presented by the CBI "did not stand judicial scrutiny and that is the end of it". The couple was acquitted by the Allahabad High Court bench of Justices B.K. Narayana and A.K. Mishra.

Pinaki Misra, another defence counsel, said the judgement of the CBI court was "absolutely perverse and the High Court has set it aside correctly".

The acquittal of the Talwars has further deepened the mystery of the May 16-17, 2008 murders.

Aarushi, a teenager, was found murdered in her bedroom in Noida's Jalvayu Vihar on May 16. The body of the domestic help was found in a pool of blood a day later on the terrace of the house.




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