The dentist couple had then appealed against the CBI Court order at the Allahabad High Court.
CHENNAI: The Allahabad high court will decide the fate of dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar involved in the 2008 double murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj today. Aarushi, then 13-year-old was found dead with her throat slit in her bedroom of their Noida house.
The police initially suspected Hemraj, the family’s Nepalese domestic help, for her murder, but two days later he was discovered dead on the terrace of the same building.
As the case unfolded, the Talwars were sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013. The Talwars had appealed against the order in the Allahabad High Court. The court will today take a call on the conviction of the Talwars.
In 2015, a film was released based on the Arushi Talwar murder case and a book written by journalist Avirook Sen, which indicates that Aarushi’s parents have been wrongly indicted as killers by the investigators.
The Meghna Gulzar directed movie received a lot of praises from the industry and otherwise.Actors Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen played the lead role.
Following is the chronology of events in the case:
May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her home in Noida. Domestic help Hemraj, a Nepali, suspected of murder.
May 17: Hemraj’s body found on the terrace of Talwar’s residence.
May 18: Police say murders done with surgical precision, insider job suspected.
May 19: Talwar’s former Nepali domestic help Vishnu Sharma named as the suspect.
May 21: The Delhi police joins murder probe.
May 22: Family under suspicion, probe begins on honour killing angle, the police quiz Aarushi’s close friend whom she spoke to 688 times in the 45 days preceding her murder.
May 23: Rajesh Talwar arrested for the twin murders.
June 1: CBI takes over the probe in the case.
June 13: the Domestic help of Rajesh Talwar, Krishna, arrested by CBI.
June 20: Lie detection test of Rajesh Talwar conducted at CFSL, Delhi.
June 25: Second lie detection test conducted on Nupur Talwar. Her first lie detection test was found inconclusive.
June 26: CBI declares the case to be a “blind case”.
Rajesh Talwar refused bail by the special magistrate in Ghaziabad.
July 3: The Supreme Court rejects a PIL which challenged the conduct of narco-analysis test on the accused.
July 12: Rajesh Talwar freed on bail from Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad.
January 5, 2010: CBI moves the court to conduct narco test on Talwar couple.
December 29: CBI submits closure report. Clean chit to servants but points fingers at parents.
January 25, 2011: Rajesh Talwar attacked in the Ghaziabad court premises.
February 9: Court takes cognisance of CBI report, charges Aarushi’s parents with murder and destruction of evidence.
February 21: Couple approaches the Allahabad High Court for quashing trial court summons.
March 18: High Court dismisses their plea to quash summons and orders initiation of proceedings against them.
March 19, 2011: The couple approaches the Supreme Court which stays the trial against them.
January 6, 2012: Supreme Court dismisses Talwar’s plea and allows the trial to proceed.
June 11, 2012: Trial starts before Special Judge S Lal.
October 10, 2013: Final arguments begin.
November 25, 2013: Talwar couple convicted by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad, sent to Dasna jail.