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'Aarushi killed for honour'

The Special Task Force brought Aarushi’s friend — who spoke to her 688 times in the last 45 days — face to face with her parents, reports Kapil Datta | Bhupendra Pandey.

india Updated: May 23, 2008 01:46 IST

A week after the Noida double murder, police have some forensic evidence and a few theories, but no evidence.

Without a clue about the motive, Senior Superintendent of Police A Satish Ganesh said 14-year-old schoolgirl Aarushi Talwar could have been a victim of an honour killing. “When there are four family members in a small flat and two dead, it suggests an honour killing. But this is not proved by concrete evidence,” said Ganesh.

Other police theories say it could be a crime of passion or that someone could have done it out of personal enmity. Only one of the victims was the target— the other died since he/she accidentally witnessed it. The statement came a few hours after the Talwar family requested journalists to stop casting aspersions, saying their silence should not be read as a sign of guilt.

The Special Task Force brought Aarushi’s friend — who spoke to her 688 times in the last 45 days — face to face with her parents on Thursday. “He is helping us reconstruct her profile. We are also tracing the person who removed his profile from social networking site Orkut, after scrapping Aarushi’s account stating May 15 would be special for her,” said Ganesh.