Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room at the Talwars’ Noida residence with her throat slit on May 16, 2008. Initial suspicion fell on 45-year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing, but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house a day later.
The court said the judge made “a mockery of law” by acting like a “fanciful imaginative film director, and a maths teacher trying to solve the murders like a maths puzzle based on analogies and guesswork”.
Much has been written to suggest that the investigation in this case was shoddy to say the least. The CBI in fact had filed a closure report suggesting there was no sufficient evidence available to recommend trial. Of course, this report was rejected. A shoddy investigation resulted in the lack of evidence and the CBI Judge proceeded to find the Talwars guilty on the basis of conjectures and surmises.
A senior officer at Dasna Jail said, “They came to know about it after they saw the news on TV. They were in their respective barracks at the time. As the news came out, they were in tears and said justice has finally been served."