Allahabad High Court will make judgment five years after 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj were found murdered, Special CBI Judge S Lal held Aarushi’s parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar blameworthy of murder and conspiracy. Nine years since the 2008 double murder that shook the nation, the Allahabad High Court is likely to pronounce its judgment on the conviction of the Talwars on Thursday. Judge S Lal’s order failed to bring a closure to the case and public opinion remains divided, even after five years of the conviction. Now, it is to be seen whether the High Court is able to answer the questions that shroud the most mysterious murder case that India has seen in recent times.
Judge Lal cited the pillow cover recovered from Aarushi’s room, with Hemraj’s DNA, as verification to support the prosecution theory on the murder motive. It suggested that Rajesh Talwar had seen Hemraj and Aarushi together in her room and in a fit of rage hit Aarushi, killing her accidentally and then killing Hemraj in cold blood.
There is no clear evidence to support the above theory but Judge Lal supported the prosecution and said, “It has been held that where credible evidence exists on record to establish the guilt of the accused, it is not necessary to look for a motive. The absence of a motive would not in any manner strike at the foundations of the tribunal case, or hamper a conviction.”