Friends and family of 13-year-old Aarushi Talwar, who was found murdered at her own house in May 2008, gathered on Thursday at Jantar Mantar to protest the Central Bureau of Investigation’s decision to close the case due to lack of evidence.
Aarushi’s friends, who studied with her in school, had organised the silent protest demand justice for their friend.
“We want justice for our friend at any cost, and will go to any length to seek it,” said an impassioned Niyati Mehra, one of Aarushi’s classmate.
Those present at the protest lit candles in memory of Aarushi and started a signature campaign to demand justice for her, while Aarushi’s parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar looked on. “We have come here because we want justice for our daughter,” said Rajesh Talwar.
Also lending support to the Talwars were the members of the Indian Dental Association (IDA). “Dr Rajesh is a broken man... we will stand by him like always. The CBI has no right to say he is a suspect without any evidence,” said Dr Anup Kanase, secretary of IDA.