2008 Aarushi-Hemraj double murder: Talwars got away with murder, feel Noida domestic helps

One of residents near their Sector 25 home, D Singh, said, "If not the Talwars, then who killed Aarushi? However, we are happy that they have been acquitted."

By: PTI | Noida | Published: October 12, 2017 8:02 pm
2008 noida double murder case, aarushi hemraj murder case, aarushi murder verdict, Aarushi-Hemraj killing, allahabad high court, talvar, talwar, rajesh nupur talwar, domestic helps File photo of dentist-couple Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar, who were on Thursday acquitted by the Allahabad High Court in the twin murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. PTI Photo

The medical fraternity on Thursday hailed the Allahabad High Court verdict clearing the Talwars in the Aarushi-Hemraj killing, but domestic helps here feel that the dentist couple got away with murder thanks to their affluence. The high court today said neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold Nupur and Rajesh Talwar guilty in the 2008 murder of their teenage daughter and Nepalese domestic help.

The Talwars’ neighbours appeared guarded in their reaction, with most avoiding comment. One of residents near their Sector 25 home, D Singh, said, “If not the Talwars, then who killed Aarushi? However, we are happy that they have been acquitted.”

Indian Medical Association president Dr K K Aggarwal simply said, “The Talwars got justice.”

A representative of the Association of Medical Clinics of Noida, Dr K C Sood, expressed happiness that the couple was given the benefit of doubt.

“Unless there is conclusive evidence one should not be punished. However, now it will remain a mystery. It has cast aspersions on CBI investigations,” he said.

The verdict ends, at least for now, the nine-year ordeal of the Noida couple who were sentenced to life by a Ghaziabad CBI court on November 28, 2013 for the double murder that not only transfixed but also shook the nation with its element of filicide.

Nepalese doemestic helps here, however, made no bones of where their sympathies lay.

“The rich can get themselves acquitted. In the Nithari case too, (Moninder Singh) Pandher was acquitted. The poor cannot expect justice,” said one.

Another said, “Hemraj’s relatives should challenge the acquittal at the Supreme Court.”

At the Parsvnath Mall at Sector 27, where the Talwars ran their dental clinic, the shopkeepers supported the acquittal.

“They have suffered too much due to their daughter’s murder. With the acquittal by the high court, they have got justice,” said Harkesh, one of the shopkeepers.

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    Soundar
    Oct 12, 2017 at 10:04 pm
    The entire circumstances evidences at the scene of the crime clearly points that only their parents killed Aurushi. Why the UP police did not use police dog initially to nab the suspected killers. If the police dog was used Nipur Talvars can not escape.
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    1. Sudip Narayan Ghosh
      Oct 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm
      Nothing can be commented at this stage. Only the proper investigation agency is answerable to the country. The entire world looks forward to unearthing the mystery underlying the double murder. The angle of humanity runs supreme and also, let it be noted that, without contradicting the court verdict as it is too early , the case may still be taken up to the apex court, the murder not being committed by the parents itself comes as a relief to our collective conscience-it is unthinkable and painful and shatters the age-old belief in the filial love, in spite of existing contrary evidences that may be considered as rare exception and should not beset our psyche. Let us have faith in our only ray of hope that in this strife-torn and selfish everyday world there is still one area where one can have his /her solace that is the parental care and affection which remains unfettered under any circumstance. I entreat the parents come out in the open and declare for once that they are not guilty.
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