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Despite 3 arrests, no breakthrough yet

A month after taking over the murder probe, the CBI, it appears, is desperately trying to put together the jigsaw puzzle, writes T Srivastava. The case so far...
Hindustan Times | By Tushar Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2008 09:10 AM IST

So who killed Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj? A month after taking over the investigation of the case and 45 days after the murders, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), it appears, is desperately trying to put together the jigsaw puzzle.

When will the biggest murder mystery of the year be solved? After three arrests, one would have thought the case was nearing its end. But after each arrest, a new theory is being floated, which has only added to the confusion. The CBI hasn’t explained the roles of Krishna and Raj Kumar, the two Nepalese servants arrested by the agency, nor has it given a clean chit to Dr Rajesh Talwar, arrested by the Noida Police in the case.

To add to the mystery, the agency has said that Talwar’s role in the murders cannot be ruled out. And despite saying that Krishna and Raj Kumar have confessed, they haven’t said who the killer is.

According to senior officials, the main line of investigation is the murders were a “crime of passion and lust”. However, Talwar not being given a clean chit means the agency hasn’t ruled the Noida Police’s theory of an extra-marital affair between him and Anita Durani and Aarushi and Hemraj getting close to each other.

During the last one month, the agency has subjected the five main players to nearly one-and-a-half dozen medical and scientific tests. After having told the court that Raj Kumar had confessed to destroying Aarushi’s mobile phone and could help them in recovering Hemraj’s mobile and khukri, the agency has drawn a blank. They had similarly told the court that Krishna had confessed and could help them recover the mobiles and the murder weapon. However, no recoveries were made at the instance of Krishna.

And after 45 days, the suspense continues.

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