On Tuesday, murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar’s friends and teachers of Delhi Public School protested the ‘baseless’ allegations on her character and took out a march from DPS –– where Aarushi studied –– till her home in Sector 25, which is about a kilometre away.
Soon after arresting Aarushi’s father Dr. Rajesh Talwar, Inspector General Gurdarshan Singh had said on national television that Talwar had killed her daughter due to her ‘close’ relationship with their domestic help Hemraj –– who was also murdered –– despite the fact that Talwar was also as ‘characterless’.
About 100 students, comprising present and ex-students and her friends, carried placards and banners that they prepared outside the school and also lit candles, seeking justice for Aarushi.
“Justice for Aarushi” and “We miss you Aarushi” read some of the banners. The protesters said it was unfair on the part of police to question the character of a girl who was no longer there to defend herself.
“This kind of character assassination is just not done,” said Vaibhav Sharma, one of the young protestors.
Lighting a candle in front of a huge picture of a smiling Aarushi, Sharma said people should be considerate toward her family and friends’ feelings before they said anything about her.
“If nothing else, please be considerate enough to Aarushi’s friends and close ones who haven’t been able to get over her death and now have to deal with all kinds of false allegations about her character,” he added.
Another student Shiv said, “Arushi still comes in our dreams and inspire us to seek justice for her.”
Meanwhile, Aarushi’s mother, Nupur said there could be nothing worse for a mother than what she has had to face. “It is so horrible to see what is going around. I was told there was an MMS on some channel. I have already lost my daughter. I have no words to express my feelings. If I say something about someone’s children, how would they feel? It is all baseless,” she said.
On where her husband was between 9.30 and 11: pm on the day of the murder, Nupur said he was at home and all allegations against her husband were fabricated.