Aarushi Murder Case: Hemraj’s Wife Moves Supreme Court, Challenges Acquittal of Rajesh And Nupur Talwar
New Delhi, Dec 15: Wife of Hemraj, who was killed along with teenager Aarushi Talwar, approached the Supreme Court on Friday and challenged the the Allahabad High Court order, which acquited dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the infamous 2008 Noida double murder case. Hemraj’s wife, Khumkala Banjade, told the apex court that the High Court accepted that her husband was killed and the investigating agency or CBI cannot abandon its responsibility to nab the killers.
Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar who were initially convicted of killing their daughter and domestic help Hemraj in 2008 walked out of the Dasna Jail on October 13 after the Allahabad High Court acquitted them in the case. The verdict came after a nine-year ordeal of the parents who were found guilty by a CBI court of murdering 14-year-old Aarushi in a fit of rage.
The Aarushi-Hemraj Murder Case
Aarushi Talwar, the daughter of dentist couple Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar, was found dead with her throat slit, inside the bedroom of her residence in Noida’s Jal Vayu Vihar in May 2008. The domestic help of Talwars, Hemraj, was initially suspected to be the one behind the crime after he went missing following Aarushi’s murder. However, two days later, his body was also recovered from the terrace of the house.
The case was initially probed by the Uttar Pradesh police and later, the investigation was handed over to the CBI. In 2013, a Ghaziabad court convicted the parents of Aarushi in the double murder case and sentenced them to life imprisonment.