A day after a Special CBI court sentenced dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar to life imprisonment for killing their only daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj Banjade, many legal experts questioned the verdict, saying there were many contradictions in it.
Special CBI judge Shyam Lal relied on a number of Supreme Court judgments while convicting and later sentencing Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
It’s the CBI’s word against the Talwars’ in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case. Experts say the prosecution’s case largely rests on circumstantial evidence.
Faced with the absence of eyewitnesses and clinching evidence, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had considered using an advanced DNA sampling technique to get a breakthrough in the Aarushi Talwar case. But exorbitant cost of the method played a role in thwarting the plan, a CBI official said.
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar’s failure to explain the murders of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj stacked up as crucial circumstantial evidence, leading to their conviction. Full CoveragePoll: Did the Talwar couple get a fair trial in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case?
The judgment in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case is now expected to be delivered after 3pm today, a lawyer told reporters outside the special CBI court in Ghaziabad. Full Coverage | 2 murders and 3 mysteries
Investigators depend on a door, a pillow cover and a golf club to prove their charges against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. The couple claims the items have been tampered with.
He was the son of a heart surgeon and she was born to an air force officer. Both met at medical school, fell in love, got married and carved out a name for themselves in Delhi’s dentistry circles.
Sentenced to life for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, dentist couple Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar are prisoner number 9343 and 9342 respectively at Dasna Jail.
The judgment pronounced by Additional District Judge Shyam Lal was full of observations on the circumstantial case made out by the CBI against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. Sudden provocation made Rajesh kill Aarushi Talwar, Hemraj | What nailed the couple
As many wonder how Special CBI Judge Shyam Lal has convicted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in the absence of any eye-witnesses and cogent forensic evidence, his 210-page verdict explains the guilt of the convicts.
The CBI court’s guilty verdict in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case has come as a relief for one family in Nepal. But they are unhappy with the quantum of punishment pronounced by the court.
In his verdict, Special Judge Shyam Lal does not clearly mention as to what was the motive behind the twin murders, except alluding to grave and sudden provocation caused to the Talwars after ‘witnessing their 14-year-old daughter and domestic help Hemraj in a compromising position’.
Serving a rigorous life imprisonment sentence, the dentist couple will work during their jail stay and earn a stipend of Rs 40 per day. Peeyush Khandelwal reports.
Social networking sites are abuzz with activity in anticipation of the verdict in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case.