Aarushi murder case: Hemraj’s widow challenges Talwars’ acquittal in Supreme Court
The petition termed the recent Allahabad high court verdict acquitting the Talwars as “erroneous” and sought a fresh probe in the case.india Updated: Dec 15, 2017 23:30 IST
A petition challenging the acquittal of doctor-couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their daughter, Aarushi, and domestic help, Hemraj, has been filed in the Supreme Court.
The plea, filed by 45-year-old Hemraj’s wife, termed the recent Allahabad high court verdict acquitting the Talwars as “erroneous” and sought a fresh probe in the case. It pointed out that as Hemraj’s body was recovered from the terrace of the Noida house, and there were bloodstains as well as signs of a struggle on the scene, the state was duty-bound to find the murderer.
When 14-year-old Aarushi’s body was found in her room on May 16, 2008, police suspected the domestic help’s involvement. However, the theory came to naught when Hemraj’s body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.
Soon, Rajesh and Nupur became the prime suspects in the case. In 2013, a CBI court found the two guilty and sentenced them to life imprisonment.
The Allahabad high court acquitted the couple for want of evidence earlier this year, stating that they cannot be held guilty on the basis of the evidence at hand.