Who killed Aarushi...

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

With no cru­cial re­cov­er­ies like that of the mur­der weapon, the CBI de­pended on var­i­ous dis­clo­sures, narco-anal­y­sis of key play­ers and a sound test in the Tal­war house­hold to reach the con­clu­sion that the cou­ple in their room with the AC on could not hear any­thing hap­pen­ing in the ad­ja­cent room where Aarushi was killed.

The CBI’s fi­nal the­ory that led to the con­vic­tion of Talawars was that two types of weapons were used in the killings — one was a heavy and blunt ob­ject and the other a sharp and light in­stru­ment.

The blunt in­jury was caused first and was suf­fi­cient to cause death. The iden­ti­cal mea­sure­ment of the lac­er­ated wound by the blunt weapon on both vic­tims shows the use of the same weapon. But till date the two ob­jects re­main un­traced. Other than the par­ents, three do­mes­tic helps — Raj Ku­mar, Vi­jay Man­dal and Kr­ishna, who knew the Tal­wars — were also ar­rested by the first CBI team and given a clean chit by the other.

Af­ter prob­ing the case for a lit­tle over a month, the CBI de­clared in a press con­fer­ence on July 11, 2008 that the Tal­wars were in­no­cent.

The the­ory the CBI worked upon was that the three men tried to as­sault Aarushi and when Hem­raj in­ter­vened they killed them both. Then CBI Di­rec­tor Ash­wani Ku­mar was not con­vinced with the the­ory and was not in favour of press­ing charges against the trio. A new team un­der Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice Ni­l­abh Kishore took over and the In­ves­ti­gat­ing Of­fi­cer, Ad­di­tional Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice late AGL Kaul, once again started prob­ing the role of the Tal­wars.

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