Rajesh Talwar hugged me, burst into tears, says Dasna jail chief
GHAZIABAD: Rajesh Talwar did not hold back his tears. Nor did his wife, Nupur.
As the Allahabad High Court pronounced its verdict in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case at 2:45pm on Thursday, the dentist couple broke down in their cells at the Dasna Jail, officials told Hindustan Times.
“When we went to Dr Rajesh (Talwar), he hugged me and burst into tears. He said that justice has been delivered,” said DR Maurya, superintendent of Dasna Jail, who broke the news to the couple. “Dr Nupur remained silent but she was also in tears,” he added.
Jail officials said the couple were praying in their respective barracks before the judgment.
Nupur Talwar was reading a religious book since 2pm.
The couple are likely to be released on Friday after the judgment documents are delivered to the jail administration.
In the morning, Rajesh attended to an inmate at the jail hospital which the couple — both dentists — had revived.
Since the time the dentist couple were confined to Dasna Jail, Rajesh Talwar has not stepped out of jail, though Nupur had gone out four times after she was granted “short term” bail to tend to her ailing parents.
Jail officials said that the Talwars appeared anxious since Wednesday but had normal food for dinner, breakfast on Thursday and even had their normal jail lunch — dal, chapati, rice, vegetable, daliya and tea.
“Dinesh, Rajesh’s brother, had come to visit them around 5-6 days ago. On the day of the judgment, no family members or relatives arrived. We have come to know of the judgment only through news reports and are awaiting the official delivery of the order copy,” Maurya added.
During the past four years, the Talwars have taken up the responsibility of treating prisoners, teaching children inside the jail complex.
“They have been spending their free time reading literature, English novels, medical journals and also books on international history and economics,” Pandey added.
The Talwars are detained at Dasna jail in Ghaziabad.