Lucknow, Oct 12: Four years after their conviction and given life terms, dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were on Thursday acquitted in 2008 in Aarushi Murder Case, the Allahabad High Court that gave them the benefit of doubt, a verdict that left questions unanswered on who killed her.
A bench of Justice B.K. Narayana and Justice A.K. Mishra set free the couple in the sensational Aarushi Murder Case, who was 14-year-old, at their Jalvayu Vihar home in Noida on May 16, 2008.
Tanveer Ahmed Mir, the lawyer for the couple, said they were able to prove that the CBI case had no basis or legs to stand on. "Once the basis of the prosecution was knocked out because it was unbelievable, then there was no motive. There was no sterling witness."
Aditya Wadhwa, another defence lawyer, said just because there was no other person present in the room, where Aarushi was found dead, it was unjustified to blame the parents for the murder.
He said both the judges found the charges against them baseless and there was no strength in the allegations of the CBI.
Aarushi was found murdered in her bedroom, following which Hemraj was initially a suspect. However, his body too was found in a pool of blood a day later on the terrace of the house.
The Uttar Pradesh Police accused Rajesh Talwar in Aarushi Murder Case as a prime suspect, in a fit of rage after he allegedly found Aarushi in a compromising situation with Hemraj. Rajesh Talwar was arrested on May 23, 2008.(IANS)