The family of Aarushi, one of the victims in the Noida double murder case, on Tuesday said they were "disappointed" over CBI's inability to file a chargesheet in the sensational case and fear over the prospect of the two accused coming out on bail.
"We were pretty hopeful that the CBI would be able to file a chargesheet on time and we would get to know what happened that day," Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar said.
Talwar, who was initially arrested by the Noida police as an accused in the murder of his teenaged daughter and domestic help Hemraj before being given a clean chit by the CBI, said he still had faith in the investigating agency.
"We still have faith in the CBI and I think they will help us and Aarushi to get some justice in the case," he said.
Talwar's wife Nupur was, however, more vocal about her disappointment over CBI's decision to delay filing a chargesheet that may enable both Krishna and Rajkumar in custody to get bail.
"It did give us a lot of hope. CBI is a premier probe agency and I had lot of faith that they would be able to nab the culprits but from today's statement, it appears that they have not reached far," Nupur told NDTV.
She said it was important for the family to know what happened that day.
"The only hope I have now is that CBI would be able to tell us what happened and we would start picking up pieces of our lives," Nupur said.
Earlier speaking to PTI, Vandana Talwar, Aarushi's aunt, said the family was disappointed over the development.
"We were really hoping but this news has come as an disappointment. We thought that at least one chapter of the case would close but now we have realised that it is still open," Vandana said.
Vandana said the family thought that CBI had evidence but "probably not strong enough to stand in court".
She said it would be disheartening for the family to see the probability of two accused in the case getting bail.
On asked if the family feared the release of both the accused, she said, "element of fear is always there even if it is in small percentage. We would have been more relaxed if the CBI had filed the chargesheet and the accused remained behind bars".
Vandana said with today's development, the family's ordeal has started again.
"It would take more than a lifetime for us and especially Rajesh and Nupur to come to terms with the loss of Aarushi but time is the best healer. We were hopeful and praying that CBI nab the culprits but then our ordeal has started again," she said.