Dr Rohit Kocchar, a colleague of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and a dental surgeon himself, deposed before a Ghaziabad court on Tuesday in the Aarushi-Hemraj double-murder case.
Both Kocchar and Rajiv Varshney, who is also known to the Talwars, claimed that they had spotted some bloodstains around the terrace door on the morning of May 16, 2008, when Aarushi was found murdered.
Kocchar said he saw Rajesh weeping and his wife Nupur Talwar trying to console him when he went to the house after hearing the news. Around an hour later, Varshney also arrived and
told Kocchar about the bloodstains he had spotted on the floor and on the terrace door's handle.
"I went upstairs with him and saw bloody footprints that were smudged. I also saw blood on the door's handle. We told the police about the marks and also asked for the door's lock to be broken," Kocchar told court.
"When the policeman asked for the keys to the terrace, Rajesh went inside the house and did not come out for a long time," he added. Kocchar also told the court that Rajesh and Nupur’s clothes had no blood.
"The terrace was locked and I did not pay attention whether the door on the opposite end was locked. There were foot-prints between the two doors, smeared in blood. They were a faded red. I cannot confirm if it was the exact colour of blood," he said.
The body of Talwars' domestic-help, Hemraj, was discovered from the terrace a day later. Varshney and Kocchar are the only two prosecution-witnesses statements were recorded by the CBI for investigation.