Exactly a month after Aarushi and her family’s domestic help Hemraj were murdered, CBI seized some clothes from the home of Krishna, Dr Rajesh Talwar’s compounder, triggering reports that the endgame of the bizarre mystery could be just a few confirmatory forensic tests away.
On Saturday, a Ghaziabad court formally remanded Krishna in three days’ CBI custody. The agency had arrested him on Friday, after putting him through tests including narco-analysis and lie detection over several preceding days.
Later in the day, sleuths raided the compounder’s quarters in Jalvayu Vihar, and seized clothes and other material, which were sent for forensic examination. It was not clear if the seized clothes belonged to Krishna. Sources said a khukri had also been seized.
It is believed that a khukri, not a surgeon’s scalpel, had been used to slit the throats of Aarushi and Hemraj. It is suspected that blood-stained clothes and other material had been subsequently removed from the scene of the crime.
Sleuths accompanied by forensic experts also searched the homes of the Talwars, their friends, the Duranis, and the Duranis’ assistant, Raj Kumar.
Water tanks, pipes and drains in the Talwars’ building were scanned and broken open.