Real killers still free: Tal­wars’ ad­vo­cate

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

pros­e­cut­ing and in­ves­ti­gat­ing agen­cies to crack the case in a pro­fes­sional and metic­u­lous man­ner. In­stead, they found them­selves at the re­ceiv­ing end of the in­ves­ti­gat­ing agency’s ire.

What even­tu­ally hap­pened was the Tal­wars had to de­fend them­selves for a crime they never com­mit­ted, while the real killers were not found. Though we are re­lieved that the Tal­wars are walk­ing free, the larger ques­tion in the par­ents’ mind would be who the real killers are. Aarushi’s par­ents as well as other peo­ple, who have been fol­low­ing the case, ev­ery­one would want to know who the real per­pe­tra­tors are. But to be re­al­is­tic, it is a closed door as the ev­i­dence was dis­turbed within 48 hours of the crime. So get­ting to know the truth about the mur­ders af­ter 10 years is go­ing to be dif­fi­cult. We have al­ways main­tained that the CBI’s the­ory — there were four peo­ple in the house and if two of them were dead then the other two are guilty — was too sim­plis­tic be­cause Hem­raj had ac­cess to the house from the front door. Also, the ev­i­dence found in Hem­raj’s room show that there was no forced en­try. As soon as the Al­la­habad High Court ac­quit­ted Dr Ra­jesh and Nupur Tal­war on Thurs­day, so­cial me­dia went berserk over the de­ci­sion. Af­ter the Tal­war cou­ple were set free by the HC over the mur­der of 13-year-old Aarushi, var­i­ous groups on so­cial net­work­ing web­sites ap­plauded the court’s ver­dict.

‘Jus­tice for Aarushi Tal­war’ — a closed group on Face­book — was flooded with happy posts by peo­ple con­grat­u­lat­ing the fam­ily for win­ning the nine-year old bat­tle.

“Wel­come back to san­ity and dig­nity...Nupur and Ra­jesh Tal­war” posted Rachna Bhatt from Mo­d­i­na­gar. Var­i­ous pages and com­mu­ni­ties on Aarushi Tal­war were sat­is­fied with Thurs­day’s ver­dict.

Aarushi, a class 9 stu­dent at a well-known Noida school, was found mur­dered at her L-

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