The ‘key’ reason why Nupur is an accused

  • Abhishek Sharan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Feb 10, 2011 00:11 IST

A major reason why the CBI held Aarushi Talwar's mother Dr Nupur Talwar as accused was because the door key of her daughter's room were with her till the night before the crime.

When the double murder was discovered on May 16, the Noida police that had arrived at the scene of the crime found that the key was missing from her possession. The police later recovered the key from the drawing room of Talwars' Jalvayu Vihar flat.

"The key to Aarushi's bedroom was with her mother Dr Nupur Talwar who could not explain how and why it was lying in the lobby after the crime," said a CBI source on condition of anonymity.

He added, "Aarushi's room, therefore, could have been opened only either from inside or by her parents from outside."

The CBI probe ruled out the involvement/presence of any outsider at Talwars' residence. The Talwars and Hemraj were last seen at the former's residence before the crime and only parents were first seen after the crime. The CBI probe established that surgical cuts were found on the necks of Aarushi and Banjade which could have been the work of a "small surgical tool or khukri and by surgically-trained experts." "This could only be the parents," said the source.

Nupur's role, along with that of her husband Rajesh, also came under the CBI scanner since no "forced entry was found" at their Noida residence. The agency's probe also found that there was no contact by any outsider with the Talwars or Hemraj on the night of the crime and an outsider without a key cannot have opened the door.

The parents are suspected of having "heavily dressed" or cleaned up the scene of the crime. "The entire data on Aarushi's mobile phone set was found deleted. A normal criminal would have no need to do so," the CBI source said alleging the Talwars of the crime.

NCW hails court order in case

National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday welcomed the CBI court order that made Aarushi’s parents accused in the double-murder case, saying it had full faith in the judiciary.

Applauding the court’s order, NCW chairperson Girija Vyas said she had full faith in the judicial system and hoped that the real culprits will be brought to book soon.

“The entire country is watching this case and waiting with hope for justice to Aarushi,” she said.

On Wednesday, the special court of Central Bureau of Investigation rejected the agency’s closure report in the two-year-old murder case and made Rajesh and Nupur Talwar accused.

Judge Priti Singh took cognisance of CBI’s report and summoned the Talwars to appear in her court on February 28.


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