The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team probing the murders of Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj Banjade had interrogated her parents' (dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar) driver, 27-year-old Umesh Sharma, last year to find out who destroyed or hid the crime’s missing evidence — a sharp weapon and blunt object and the victims’ mobile phones.
After the interrogations, during which CBI officials allegedly thrashed him, Sharma went to Lok Nayak Hospital to get treatment for “injuries in his left ear,” confirmed a hospital source. Sharma, said a CBI source requesting anonymity, was interrogated over two days at its headquarters.
Sharma, said the source, was asked if it was allegedly “Rajesh who had either himself or through him destroyed or hid the crime’s weapon, khukri and the mobile phones of the two victims.”
When asked CBI’s spokesperson Harsh Bhal offered no comments.
The CBI team, said the agency source, had grilled Sharma whether he had been bribed by Rajesh to stay silent. Sharma’s answers to the queries were “negative”, the source said.
Nupur Talwar refused to comment on CBI’s alleged mistreatment of Sharma.