Dentist couple Dr. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar was sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad in November 2013 for the 2008 murder of their teenage daughter and household helper Hemraj.
Allahabad: - The Allahabad High Court has found not guilty the dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and quashed their conviction in the 2008 murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
A Division Bench, consist of Justices A.K. Mishra and B.K. Narayana, provided the benefit of doubt in favor of the Talwars saying a person cannot be held guilty on the basis of doubt.
They were also offender of the obliteration of evidence with common intent, while Rajesh was additionally convicted of giving a fake statement to the police.
Aarushi Talwar, 14-year old, was found dead with her throat slit in her bedroom in flat no. L-32 Jalvayu Vihar in Noida in the morning of May 16, 2008. The body of Hemraj, who was at first suspected of her murder, was found in a pool of blood on the terrace of the flat the next day.
The case was handed over to the CBI after the Noida police were criticized for a messed up investigation, leading to the loss of decisive forensic evidence.