Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj murder verdict: Talwars acquitted by Allahabad HC - Who said what

In a major development in the 2008 Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of brutally murdering their daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj.

The verdict came four years after Aarushi's parents were convicted for killing their only daughter.

On May 16, 2008, 14-year-old Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom in Noida's Jal Vayu Vihar flat and her throat slit with surgical precision.

The family's domestic help Hemraj was found killed on the terrace. The dentist couple was sentenced to lifetime imprisonment in 2013. They had appealed against their conviction.

1. The Allahabad High Court acquitted the Talwars of killing their daughter and their domestic help Hemraj saying 'no chain of evidence' could be established.

2. A division bench of the court comprising justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra upheld the appeals by the Talwars against the Ghaziabad CBI court order sentencing them to life imprisonment. The court questioned the poor investigation and Talwars were given 'the benefit of doubt'.

3. While reacting after the judgement, mother Nupur Talwar reportedly said: We have got justice. Nupur Talwar, who is lodged in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail along with her husband Rajesh, was watching the proceedings on TV.

4. The teenager's grandfather BG Chitnis, a former group captain in the Indian Air Force (IAF) and father...

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