While concluding its arguments in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case,the CBI told the court that circumstantial evidence pointed to Aarushis 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 Hemrajs body lying on the terrace. They hatched a plan to call Gautam so that Hemrajs 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 Aarushis autopsy to obscure the truth.
Saini said the Talwars conduct had been under suspicion from the very beginning. When asked to identify Hemrajs body,Rajesh denied even knowing him. According to the post-mortem report and police statements,the body wasnt in an unrecognisable state. But Rajesh Talwar and other family members claimed that they didnt recognise the body, he said. Defence will begin its closing arguments on October 18.