The Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) final report, which compiles a whole bunch of ‘circumstantial evidence in the Aarushi Talwar double murder case’, seems in accordance with the earlier investigation by the UP police.
The UP police probe stated that there was no possibility of involvement of intruders in the murders of Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj Banjade on the night of May 15, 2008. Both the CBI and UP police investigations have said there was no evidence to suggest forced entry into Dr Rajesh Talwar’s flat.
The UP police had earlier observed that no theft of property was reported by the inmates and the flat was secured from all sides.
The final report states that “an impression was given that the outer door of Dr Talwar’s flat was locked from outside which actually was not so” and “there is nothing to suggest that the outer most door has been latched/locked”.
It also says that no intruder would lock the terrace door, where Banjade’s body was found on May 17, 2008, and would consume liquor inside the flat after committing a double murder.
A CBI source told the Hindustan Times that the most important part of the final report was the “heavily dressed’ scene of crime (SOC) in Aarushi’s room as well as on the roof, where Banjade’s body was found.
Explaining the “dressing” in its report, the CBI report said Aarushi’s body, toys kept on the surface of bed, bedsheet were all found undisturbed even after the use of ‘violent force in the assault.’ Likewise, Banjade’s body was dragged to the corner on the roof and was covered by a cooler panel and several “blood stained marks were wiped with a cloth”.
The final report finds the original three accused —Krishna Thadarai, Raj Kumar Sharma and Vijay Mandal — as “innocent”.
Also, the CBI did not find “sufficient evidence” available to prove offence under the sections 302 (murder) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the IPC against Dr Rajesh Talwar. A UP police officer, who had previously investigated the case, said that dressing up the scene of crime and delay in finding Banjade’s body could have given time to the killers to “dispose evidence”.
“During investigations, we also did not find involvement of any outsider,” the officer said.