After the verdict: Talwars stay mum, refuse food in jail

  • Saurabh Trivedi, Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
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  • Updated: Nov 27, 2013 01:54 IST

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.

On the first night after sentencing, the Talwars had to sleep on the floor with just a blanket each to fend themselves from the early winter chill.

According to jail authorities, the prisoner number is allotted after a convict receives the copy of the judgment.

Rajesh has been lodged in barrack number 11 along with 11 other prisoners, while Nupur has been lodged in barrack number 13. Before putting the couple in two separate barracks, their medical check-up was carried out and the reports were normal. The couple will have to wear the jail uniform from Wednesday onward, according to jail authorities.

On the way to the jail from Ghaziabad special CBI court, the couple had requested policemen to keep media persons away from them at Dasna jail. The couple reached the jail at 4.53 pm in a police vehicle. Nupur, wearing a black dress, covered her face and immediately entered inside the jail compound, followed by her husband.

Earlier on Tuesday, before leaving for Ghaziabad court, the couple complained of uneasiness, anxiety and high blood pressure. A doctor from Dasna jail examined them and Nupur was found to be suffering from high BP, acidity and anxiety.

She was given medicines and advised to rest. Doctor recorded her blood pressure at 160/105, which was above the normal. And Rajesh’s blood pressure was recorded at 130/95, which was slightly high, but he was doing fine.

Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar leave Dasna Jail for the court hearing in Ghaziabad. (Sunil Saxena/HT photo)

“The doctor prescribed a few medicines and advised three hours rest to balance the blood pressure. The couple left the jail at 1.15 pm and reached court at 1.30 pm. On Monday night Rajesh and Nupur were inconsolable," said the official.

Talwars had shown unwillingness to accept dinner on Monday night. But when officials insisted that it is mandatory under the UP jail manual rules and they cannot reject the meal, they agreed to follow the jail manual and accepted dinner and promised to have it.

Jail superintendent Viresh Raj Sharma said, “Rajesh and Nupur are under medical supervision. Both are silent since they arrived here. To ensure safety to the couple, we have checked background of prisoners who are sharing barracks with them.” 

The moment Rajesh stepped into the barrack he was numb and did not interact with other prisoners. Sharma said that over the security of the couple, instructions have been issued to concerned officials.

“If they want to spend time alone, then we will not allow other prisoners to disturb them. A lot of inmates are keen to talk to them and some asked questions about the verdict, but the couple kept mum,” said Sharma.

 

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