Nupur Talwar records statement,responds to 177 questions in court

The recording of Nupur Talwar’s statement under Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure continued on Monday with Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal asking her 177 questions.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Ghaziabad | Published:May 28, 2013 12:54 am

The recording of Nupur Talwar’s statement under Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure continued on Monday with Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal asking her 177 questions.

According to procedure under Section 313,the accused in a case are asked questions based on the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses. Nupur Talwar and her husband Rajesh,whose statement was recorded last week,are standing trial for the murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi,and domestic help Hemraj on May 16,2008.

On Monday,the questions put to Nupur Talwar revolved around the testimony of Vijay Kumar,the superintendent of police in 2008,who had told court in his testimony that Krishna,who was previously accused of the murders,had shown complicity in the crime in his forensic tests.

Kumar had said Krishna had admitted to his crime,but as he later “changed his statements” it could not be conclusively proved that he committed the crime. Krishna,who was arrested,but later let off for want of evidence,was an employee of Rajesh Talwar and worked as his compounder.

When questioned based on Kumar’s testimony,Nupur told court that his statements were a matter of record,and should be “appreciated”.

Nupur was also asked questions based on the testimony of Dr Naresh Raj,who conducted the post-mortem examination on Hemraj’s body. Talwar said that Raj’s statements pointing to the golf sticks and scalpel being the cause of death of both victims were made under “coercion”. Nupur told court that Raj himself had earlier opined that a khukri could have possibly been the weapon used for the slits on the necks of both Hemraj and Aarushi.

The recording of Nupur Talwar’s statement will continue on Tuesday.

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