Aarushi Talwar murder case: Talwars’ acquitted, friends, family and well-wishers rejoice

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in connection with the double murder of their daughter Aarushi Talwar and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008. The High Court upheld the appeal of Talwars against a special CBI ruling that convicted them and sentenced the couple to life imprisonment.

A two-member division bench of the of the court comprising justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra acquitted the dentist couple giving them ‘benefit of doubt’ and added that as per the circumstances and the evidence on record they cannot be held guilty.

Nupur and Rajesh Talwar who have been serving their sentence in Ghaziabad’s Dasna jail reportedly had tears of joy after the verdict was out. “Any person after spending this amount of jail will feel happy to get freedom. So they were happy after they were told about the news,” Dadhiram Maurya, jailor of the Dasna prison said, adding that Talwars felt that they have got justice. Meanwhile, here are the reactions of friends, family and all those involved with the case.

“Deeply grateful to God. It has been a tiring and exhausting long 10 years journey. I am grateful to Allahabad HC for acquitting Rajesh and Nupur. I would also like to extended thanks to reporters, lawyers and people who have supported us through the journey. Finally my family can lead a dignified life. The court has upheld the facts and truth,” Vanda...

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