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’.
“The motive of commission of the crime has been established,” Lal said while sentencing Rajesh and Nupur Talwar to life imprisonment in the Aarushi-Hemraj case.
Dr MS Dahiya, who conducted the post-mortem on Aarushi’s body, is said to have propounded the theory of grave and sudden provocation. Rajesh was incensed into committing the murders after seeing Hemraj in Aarushi’s bedroom.
According to case details, in the intervening night of May 15-16, 2008, Rajesh heard some noise. He went to Hemraj’s room and picked up a golf stick. He heard the noise coming from his daughter’s room. When he pushed the door, which was slightly open, he allegedly found both in an intimate position.
He then bludgeoned them to death with the golf club.
The couple’s failure to explain the double murders in their house stacked up as crucial circumstantial evidence, leading to their conviction.
Special CBI judge Shyam Lal heavily relied on a chain of circumstantial evidence to hold the couple guilty.
The allegation against the dentists was cemented by the fact that there was no evidence suggesting the entry of outsiders into the house in that night. There were four people in the house and two were found dead.
The dressing up of the crime scene — Aarushi’s bedroom — and tampering with gave credence to the CBI theory that the two were killed on being found together.
Blood stains on the walls but spotless toys on the teenager’s bed that was close to the wall pointed that the crime scene had been interfered with.
A wet patch on Aarushi’s bed indicated that the sheet was cleaned with water.