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Nupur and Rajesh Talwar acquitted in Aarushi murder case: A timeline of events

Aarushi Talwar was found dead in her bedroom in May 2008.

india Updated: Oct 12, 2017 17:22 IST
Press Trust of India
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File photo of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar during a sit-in in New Delhi demanding justice for their daughter Aarushi who was found dead in her bedroom in May 2008. (HT)

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008. (LIVE updates)

The couple were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013, a day after their conviction. They had later appealed the decision.

Here’s a chronology the events since May 2008:

2008

May 16: Aarushi Talwar found dead in her bedroom. Domestic help Hemraj suspected as the killer.

May 17: Hemraj’s body found on the terrace of Talwars’ residential building.

May 19: Talwar’s former domestic help Vishnu Sharma named suspect.

May 23: Aarushi’s father Rajesh Talwar arrested as a key accused.

June 1: CBI takes over the probe in the case.

June 13: Talwar’s domestic help Krishna arrested by CBI.

June 26: CBI declares it a “blind case”. Rajesh Talwar denied bail by a special Ghaziabad magistrate.

July 12: Rajesh Talwar granted bail.

December 29: CBI submits closure report. Gives clean chit to servants, but points fingers at parents.

2011

February 9: Court takes cognisance of CBI report and asks it to continue with prosecution charging Aarushi’s parents with murder and destruction of evidence.

February 21: Talwars approach Allahabad HC for quashing trial court summons.

March 18: Allahabad HC dismisses the plea.

2013

November: Rajesh and Nupur convicted for the double murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad.

2017

September 7: Allahabad HC bench reserves judgment on parents’ plea and fixes October 12 as the date of verdict.

October 12: Allahabad HC acquits Aarushi’s parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar.

First Published: Oct 12, 2017 15:35 IST