Evidence shows Talwars committed murders,says CBI

The CBI told the court that circumstantial evidence pointed to Aarushi’s parents,Rajesh and Nupur Talwar,having committed the murders.

Ghaziabad | Published:October 18, 2013 1:49 am

While concluding its arguments in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case,the CBI told the court that circumstantial evidence pointed to Aarushi’s parents,Rajesh and Nupur Talwar,having committed the murders with a kitchen knife and a golf club.

The investigating agency said the couple used retired police officer K K Gautam to mislead the investigation.

The Talwars are standing trial for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj on the night of May 15-16,2008.

The CBI told Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal that the dentist couple knew about Hemraj’s body lying on the terrace. They hatched a plan to call Gautam so that Hemraj’s body could be recovered from the terrace.

“When Gautam arrived at the Talwar residence,he was told that Rajesh was in Haridwar. But after a few minutes ,he arrived. Gautam was told that there was a possible weapon on the terrace. When this point was insisted upon,Gautam called the then Superintendent (city) Mahesh Mishra to search the terrace,” R K Saini,senior CBI prosecutor,said.

The CBI told the court that the Talwars had dressed up the crime scene after murdering Aarushi and Hemraj,destroyed evidence and attempted to influence a doctor who had conducted Aarushi’s autopsy to obscure the truth.

Saini said the Talwars’ conduct had been under suspicion from the very beginning. “When asked to identify Hemraj’s body,Rajesh denied even knowing him. According to the post-mortem report and police statements,the body wasn’t in an unrecognisable state. But Rajesh Talwar and other family members claimed that they didn’t recognise the body,” he said. Defence will begin its closing arguments on October 18.

Aniruddha Goshal

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