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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014
Twists and turns in Aarushi murder case
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar (top left) were convicted for the murder of their daughter Aarushi (right) and domestic help Hemraj (bottom left).
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar (top left) were convicted for the murder of their daughter Aarushi (right) and domestic help Hemraj (bottom left).
On 16th May 2008, Aarushi Talwar, daughter of a dentist couple, was found dead in the bedroom of her flat in Jalvayu Vihar, Noida. Next day domestic help Hemraj
On 16th May 2008, Aarushi Talwar, daughter of a dentist couple, was found dead in the bedroom of her flat in Jalvayu Vihar, Noida. Next day domestic help Hemraj's body was found on the terrace of Talwar's house. (HT Photos)
On May 23, 2008, police arrested Aarushi
On May 23, 2008, police arrested Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar accusing him for the double murder. (HT photos)
After huge hue and cry over Noida police
After huge hue and cry over Noida police's theory, the case was handed over to CBI in June 2008. CBI blamed Noida police for shoddy investigation and on June 13, Rajesh Talwar's compounder Krishna was arrested. (HT Photos)
Talwars
Talwars' family friends Duranis' Nepalese domestic help Rajkumar arrested on the suspicion of involvement in the murder. Series of polygraph test, brain mapping and narco analysis done on Krishna, Rajkumar. (HT photos)
In July 2008, Vijay Mandal, servant of one of the neighbours, was also arrested by CBI. Rajesh Talwar was released on bail on July 12, 2008. (HT photos)
In July 2008, Vijay Mandal, servant of one of the neighbours, was also arrested by CBI. Rajesh Talwar was released on bail on July 12, 2008. (HT photos)
Rajesh Talwar also moved court on July 21,2010 to have a restraint order passed against the unethical and misleading information being published by some print media outlets. (HT Photos)
Rajesh Talwar also moved court on July 21,2010 to have a restraint order passed against the unethical and misleading information being published by some print media outlets. (HT Photos)
In July, a Supreme Court bench instructed the media to be careful in the context of the hearing of a public interest lawsuit that has raised questions on the media coverage of the high-profile murder case. (HT Photos)
In July, a Supreme Court bench instructed the media to be careful in the context of the hearing of a public interest lawsuit that has raised questions on the media coverage of the high-profile murder case. (HT Photos)
After more than 2 years of investigation, narco analysis, polygraph tests, arrests, on December 29, 2010, CBI filed a closure report in the murder case. (HT photos)
After more than 2 years of investigation, narco analysis, polygraph tests, arrests, on December 29, 2010, CBI filed a closure report in the murder case. (HT photos)
Rajesh Talwar and wife Nupur are accused of murdering their daughter Aarushi. (HT Photo)
Rajesh Talwar and wife Nupur are accused of murdering their daughter Aarushi. (HT Photo)
On January 25, 2011, Rajesh Talwar, was attacked outside court with a cleaver by a youth called Utsav Sharma. (HT photos)
On January 25, 2011, Rajesh Talwar, was attacked outside court with a cleaver by a youth called Utsav Sharma. (HT photos)
On February 09, 2011,  Special CBI court summons Rajesh and Nupur Talwar as accused in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case after taking cognisance of the agency
On February 09, 2011,  Special CBI court summons Rajesh and Nupur Talwar as accused in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case after taking cognisance of the agency's closure report. (HT photos)
In April 2011, CBI charged Rajesh Talwar with forgery and concealing facts and blamed parents by saying "only parents could have killed Aarushi". (HT photos)
In April 2011, CBI charged Rajesh Talwar with forgery and concealing facts and blamed parents by saying "only parents could have killed Aarushi". (HT photos)
On January 6, 2012, SC dismissed Talwars
On January 6, 2012, SC dismissed Talwars' plea to quash criminal proceedings against them in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case. (HT photos)
On March 26, 2012, SC issued notice to the CBI on a plea by Nupur Talwar, seeking review of its order, rejecting their plea challenging the Special CBI court decision of not accepting the investigating agency
On March 26, 2012, SC issued notice to the CBI on a plea by Nupur Talwar, seeking review of its order, rejecting their plea challenging the Special CBI court decision of not accepting the investigating agency's closure report. (HT photos)
On April 11, 2012, special CBI court, Ghaziabad issued a non-bailable warrant against Nupur Talwar in connection with Aarushi-Hemraj murder case as she failed to appear before the court. Nupur eluded CBI as it was unable to locate her. (HT photos)
On April 11, 2012, special CBI court, Ghaziabad issued a non-bailable warrant against Nupur Talwar in connection with Aarushi-Hemraj murder case as she failed to appear before the court. Nupur eluded CBI as it was unable to locate her. (HT photos)
On April 30, 2012, Nupur Talwar
On April 30, 2012, Nupur Talwar's bail plea was rejected after she surrendered in Ghaziabad court following SC order. Nupur Talwar was taken to Dasna jail. (HT photos)

Many legal experts point to contradictions in order, some say it’s for HC to decide

 A day after a Special CBI court sentenced dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar to life imprisonment for killing their only daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj Banjade, many legal experts questioned the verdict, saying there were many contradictions in it.

Judge relied on a number of apex court rulings to sentence Talwars

Special CBI judge Shyam Lal relied on a number of Supreme Court judgments while convicting and later sentencing Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

Arguments vs counter arguments in Aarushi-Hemraj case

It’s the CBI’s word against the Talwars’ in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case. Experts say the prosecution’s case largely rests on circumstantial evidence. 

CBI decided against using costly DNA sampling in Aarushi case

Faced with the absence of eyewitnesses and clinching evidence, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had considered using an advanced DNA sampling technique to get a breakthrough in the Aarushi Talwar case. But exorbitant cost of the method played a role in thwarting the plan, a CBI official said. 

Aarushi case: after unanswered questions nailed them, Talwar couple to be sentenced today

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar’s failure to explain the murders of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj stacked up as crucial circumstantial evidence, leading to their conviction. Full Coverage
Poll: Did the Talwar couple get a fair trial in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case?

Aarushi-Hemraj case verdict after 3pm, Talwars in court

The judgment in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case is now expected to be delivered after 3pm today, a lawyer told reporters outside the special CBI court in Ghaziabad. Full Coverage | 2 murders and 3 mysteries 

2 murders and 3 mysteries: the Aarushi-Hemraj case

Investigators depend on a door, a pillow cover and a golf club to prove their charges against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. The couple claims the items have been tampered with.

Talwars: From devoted parents to Aarushi murder convicts

He was the son of a heart surgeon and she was born to an air force officer. Both met at medical school, fell in love, got married and carved out a name for themselves in Delhi’s dentistry circles.

After the verdict: Talwars stay mum, refuse food in jail

Sentenced to life for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, dentist couple Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar are prisoner number 9343 and 9342 respectively at Dasna Jail.

Talwars' conduct against human nature: judge

The judgment pronounced by Additional District Judge Shyam Lal was full of observations on the circumstantial case made out by the CBI against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. Sudden provocation made Rajesh kill Aarushi Talwar, Hemraj | What nailed the couple

Aarushi murder case: Circumstances led to Talwars’ conviction

As many wonder how Special CBI Judge Shyam Lal has convicted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in the absence of any eye-witnesses and cogent forensic evidence, his 210-page verdict explains the guilt of the convicts.

Aarushi murder case: Hemraj’s family in Nepal unhappy with life sentence

The CBI court’s guilty verdict in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case has come as a relief for one family in Nepal. But they are unhappy with the quantum of punishment pronounced by the court. 

Sudden provocation made Rajesh kill Aarushi Talwar, Hemraj

In his verdict, Special Judge Shyam Lal does not clearly mention as to what was the motive behind the twin murders, except alluding to grave and sudden provocation caused to the Talwars after ‘witnessing their 14-year-old daughter and domestic help Hemraj in a compromising position’.

Rajesh to help doctors, Nupur to teach kids in jail

Serving a rigorous life imprisonment sentence, the dentist couple will work during their jail stay and earn a stipend of Rs 40 per day. Peeyush Khandelwal reports.

Aarushi murder case: demand for justice in social media

Social networking sites are abuzz with activity in anticipation of the verdict in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case.
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