AARUSHI’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS RECALL A ‘BRIGHT AND BUBBLY TEENAGER’ 9 yrs on, fond memories abound Tenants talk about life in Talwar home
who was there when Aarushi was studying, said, “As far as I know, Aarushi was a very happy and lively girl. It’s difficult to believe that she could have committed suicide. Whatever happened was really unfortunate.”
Similarly, another family friend of the Talwars’, Radhika Chaddha recollected her last memories of Aarushi, when they watched
together. “We are very close to the Talwar family. We would go out together for dinners and outings. A few weeks before the incident we had gone out along with my daughter to watch the movie. I remember her as a very gentle, happy young girl. This was the saddest thing on earth that happened to the family,” said Chaddha.
Her friends and classmates who are still grieving, said, nothing has changed even after nine years as Aarushi is constantly in their thoughts. “Nine years have gone by, and every day we miss Aarushi and think of her or how she would have reacted to situations,” said one of her close friends, who did not wish to be named.
She remembered Aarushi as an all rounder, adding that Aarushi was the only one in their group to hold a ‘blue blazer’ — a title given to students who score over 85 per cent for three years in a row.