Talwars break down, give each other a hug
They counted days to hear this news. Tears of joy rolled down their cheeks as the Talwar couple hugged each other after the Allahabad High court acquitted them of killing their 13-year-old daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj Banjade.
The dentist couple, in jail since 2013, broke down in their cells at Dasna jail in Ghaziabad as soon as DR Maurya, superintendent of jail, broke the news. The couple is likely to be released on Friday.
According to Maurya, the couple could not contain their happiness after learning of the verdict. He said that they are very happy and have got justice, adding that they had been stressed all day long ahead of the judgement.
According to authorities, the couple was anxiously waiting for the judgement.
Nupur was reading a religious book at 2 pm when the verdict was anticipated. On the other hand, Rajesh attended to an inmate at the jail hospital.
A day before the judgement, anxiety and anticipation engulfed the couple. However, they maintained their calm and had normal food for dinner.
According to jail officials, Dinesh Talwar, Rajesh’s brother, who has been the support for the family, had come to visit them a few days ago. However, on Thursday, there was no one from the family who visited them.
“They followed their regular routine and had their breakfast and lunch comprising dal, chapati, rice, vegetable, daliya and tea,” a jail official said.
Maurya said that they are yet to receive the copy of the judgement among other papers required for the release of the couple.
Talwars’ lawyer, Tanveer Ahmed Mir, after the judgement