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Our lives have been made hell, say Duranis

india Updated: Jul 06, 2008 09:47 IST
Prabhu Razdan

The Duranis, family friends of the Talwars, have hit out at the media, especially the television channels, whose round-the-clock presence outside their home has not only forced them to stay indoors but also frightened away visitors.

“Our lives have been made hell as if we are the accused. We don’t have even basic human rights,” said Dr Praful and Anita Durani.

The CBI had last week arrested their servant Raj Kumar in connection with the murders of Aarushi and Hemraj. The couple has also been questioned by the agency.

“Raj Kumar is a suspect in the murder case. If he is found guilty, let him be hanged for the crime. But that doesn’t mean you make our life hell,” they said.

Narrating their ordeal, the Duranis said they had not been able to move about freely ever since the murders nor could anyone visit them because of the television crews camping outside their home. Asking the media to find out the address of Raj Kumar in Nepal and station their crew there, they said: “For God’s sake, allow us to breathe fresh air,” they said.

“Whoever comes to our place is hounded by the media, forcing them to turn away. Our inverter had developed some snag but the electrician could not come to our place despite several attempts as cameras would follow him inside,” they said.

The Duranis said it had become difficult for them to procure daily requirements like vegetables, milk etc. “The moment any of us step out, they put the mikes in front of us.” It has been especially difficult for Praful Durani’s father — 78-year-old O.N. Durani, who has a pacemaker implant — and their children who had been imprisoned in their own house.

They appealed to the government to take cognizance of their “plight” and “infringement of human rights”. “It appears as if we have been declared guilty and deserve this shabby treatment,” Praful Durani said. “If domestic help of any family is a suspect in a crime, should the employer lose his right to live? They said family members of Raj Kumar had been calling them up, inquiring about the case.

Our lives have been made hell, say Duranis
Prabhu Razdan
Noida, July 1
The Duranis, family friends of the Talwars, have hit out at the media, especially the television channels, whose round-the-clock presence outside their home has not only forced them to stay indoors but also frightened away visitors.

“Our lives have been made hell as if we are the accused. We don’t have even basic human rights,” said Dr Praful and Anita Durani.

The CBI had last week arrested their servant Raj Kumar in connection with the murders of Aarushi and Hemraj. The couple has also been questioned by the agency.

“Raj Kumar is a suspect in the murder case. If he is found guilty, let him be hanged for the crime. But that doesn’t mean you make our life hell,” they said.

Narrating their ordeal, the Duranis said they had not been able to move about freely ever since the murders nor could anyone visit them because of the television crews camping outside their home. Asking the media to find out the address of Raj Kumar in Nepal and station their crew there, they said: “For God’s sake, allow us to breathe fresh air,” they said.

“Whoever comes to our place is hounded by the media, forcing them to turn away. Our inverter had developed some snag but the electrician could not come to our place despite several attempts as cameras would follow him inside,” they said.

The Duranis said it had become difficult for them to procure daily requirements like vegetables, milk etc. “The moment any of us step out, they put the mikes in front of us.” It has been especially difficult for Praful Durani’s father — 78-year-old O.N. Durani, who has a pacemaker implant — and their children who had been imprisoned in their own house.

They appealed to the government to take cognizance of their “plight” and “infringement of human rights”. “It appears as if we have been declared guilty and deserve this shabby treatment,” Praful Durani said. “If domestic help of any family is a suspect in a crime, should the employer lose his right to live? They said family members of Raj Kumar had been calling them up, inquiring about the case.