A Baffling Mystery
Apropos to Talwars did not murder Arushi Talwar:
Allahabad High Court (November), the dentist couple from Noida, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar serving a life sentence awarded to them for the murders of their teenage daughter Arushi and a domestic help Khemraj would have heaved a long sigh of relief after the Allahabad High Court found little merit in the CBI’s findings against them and exonerated them of all charges. A sensational case which witnessed several twists and turns and also shocked the nation’s conscience was totally vitiated by a media trial with the visual media like a pack of wild dogs tearing into the Talwars, branding them as vile and heartless murderers, vilifying them and portraying them in several shades of black, all without a shred of evidence to support their claims. The Talwars took a lie detector test and came out unscathed while the three domestic helps who were also initial suspects failed the test. Eventually the session’s court decided that there were no intruders that fatal night and the two survivors only could have murdered the other two residents, the girl and the domestic help. The Allahabad High Court in its wisdom and an in depth analysis of the case in its entirety has found that there was no conclusive evidence against the parents and set them free. Earlier when the CBI wanted to close the case, the Talwars moved the court pleading that it should be further investigated which in itself was a clear sign that they could not be involved. So who killed the two innocent people? We might never get to know. But the dubious role played by a turbo charged media will rankle for long.
— C.V. Aravind