CBI officer says Aarushi was killed by her parents

The officer told the court that one from the outside could have entered the flat and committed the murder.

GHAZIABAD: A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer told the trial court hearing the Aarushi-Hemraj double-murder case that circumstantial evidences show that the teenager was killed by her parents, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar.

NDTV reports that the officer, AGL Kaul, told the court that no one from the outside could have entered the flat and committed the murder.

Investigation Kaul appeared before Central Bureau of Investigation special Judge S Lal and said during the probe no signs were visible to suggest that an outsider entered the Talwars' house, where the murders took place.

Expressing his suspicion over the Talwars' involvement in the crime, Kaul said though there where three employees of the Talwars present inside the house on the night when the murder took place, the helps did not appear to have anything to do with the murders.

The CBI investigator, who appeared in court as the 39th witness out of the 141 witnesses cited by the probe agency, said there was no direct evidence against the Talwars due to which the agency had to submit a closure report before the court.

The Talwars, who were arrested by the probe agency, are now out on bail.

Kaul was part of the CBI team, that filed a closure report in the twin murder case in 2010.

Aarushi, 14, was found murdered at her parents' Noida residence May 16, 2008. The body of the family's domestic help Hemraj was found the next day on the terrace of the house.

Timeline: Aarushi-Hemraj murders

May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar, the daughter of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her flat in Jalvayu Vihar in Noida; domestic help Hemraj suspected.

May 17: Hemraj's body found on the terrace of Talwar's house.

* Noida Sector 20 station house officer shifted for lapses in investigations.

* Autopsy report rules out sexual assault.

May 18: Police say murders done with surgical precision; insider job suspected.

* Noida Superintendent of Police (City) Mahesh Mishra shifted out.

May 19: Talwar's former domestic help Vishnu Sharma named a suspect.

May 21: Delhi Police join murder probe; police say murder committed by 'doctor or butcher'.

May 22: Talwar family under suspicion; honour killing angle probed; police quiz Aarushi's close friend Anmol, whom she spoke with on the phone 688 times in the 45 days before she was murdered.

May 23: Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar arrested for twin murders.

May 31: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) takes over the case from Noida police.

June 13: Krishna, Rajesh Talwar's compounder, arrested by CBI.

June 27: Raj Kumar, the servant of Anita Durani - a doctor friend of the Talwars, arrested by CBI.

July 11: Rajesh Talwar set free by local court after CBI fails to get evidence against him.

* Vijay Mandal, the domestic help of Talwars' neighbour Capt Tandon, arrested by CBI.

Sep 4: Vijay Mandal released on bail.

Sep 12: Krishna and Raj Kumar released on bail.

* CBI announces a cash reward of Rs.100,000 for clues leading to recovery of weapon of offence and mobile phones of Aarushi and Hemraj.

Sep 2009: Hyderabad-based Central Forensic Laboratory files a report stating that most of physical evidence taken from the crime scene, and that Aarushi's vaginal sample was tampered with.

Feb 2010: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar undergo narco-analysis test.

July 21: Rajesh Talwar moves court to restrain media outlets from publishing misleading and unethical information.

Dec 29: CBI files closure report, stating that Rajesh Talwar is the main suspect but there is not enough evidence against him.

Feb 9, 2011: A special Ghaziabad court orders that Rajesh and Nupur Talwar be tried for Aarushi's murder. The couple will also be prosecuted for destruction of evidence.

April 30, 2012: Nupur Talwar, a co-accused in the double murders along with her dentist husband Rajesh Talwar, was arrested and lodged in Ghaziabad's Dasna Jail.

September 17, 2012: Supreme Court granted bail to Nupur Talwar in connection with the double murders of of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and her family's domestic help Hemraj.

(Agencies)