Do­mes­tic helps feel Tal­wars got away with crime

The Tal­wars’ neigh­bours ap­peared guarded in their re­ac­tion, with most avoid­ing comment

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Noida, Oct. 12: The med­i­cal fra­ter­nity today hailed the Al­la­habad high court ver­dict clear­ing the Tal­wars in the AarushiHem­raj killing, but do­mes­tic helps here feel that the den­tist cou­ple got away with mur­der thanks to their af­flu­ence.

The high court on Thurs­day said nei­ther the cir­cum­stances nor the ev­i­dence was enough to hold Nupur and Ra­jesh Tal­war guilty in the 2008 mur­der of their teenage daugh­ter and Nepalese do­mes­tic help.

The Tal­wars’ neigh­bours ap­peared guarded in their re­ac­tion, with most avoid­ing comment.

One of res­i­dents near their Sec­tor 25 home, D. Singh, said, “If not the Tal­wars, then who killed Arushi? How­ever, we are happy that they have been ac­quit­ted.”

In­dian Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent K.K. Ag­gar­wal sim­ply said, “The Tal­wars got jus­tice.”

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Med­i­cal Clin­ics of Noida, K.C. Sood, ex­pressed hap­pi­ness that the cou­ple was given the ben­e­fit of doubt.

“Un­less there is con­clu­sive ev­i­dence one should not be pun­ished. How­ever, now it will re­main a mys­tery. It has cast as­per­sions on CBI in­ves­ti­ga­tions,” he said.

The ver­dict ends, at least for now, the nineyear or­deal of the Noida cou­ple who were sen­tenced to life by a Ghazi­abad CBI court on Novem­ber 28, 2013 for the dou­ble mur­der that not only trans­fixed but also shook the na­tion with its el­e­ment of fil­i­cide.

Nepalese doe­mes­tic helps here, how­ever, made no bones of where their sym­pa­thies lay.

“The rich can get them­selves ac­quit­ted. In the Nithari case too, (Monin­der Singh) Pand­her was ac­quit­ted. The poor can­not ex­pect jus­tice,” said one.

An­other said, “Hem­raj’s rel­a­tives should chal­lenge the ac­quit­tal at the Supreme Court.”

At the Parsv­nath Mall at Sec­tor 27, where the Tal­wars ran their den­tal clinic, the shop­keep­ers sup­ported the ac­quit­tal.

“They have suf­fered too much due to their daugh­ter’s mur­der. With the ac­quit­tal by the high court, they have got jus­tice,” said Harkesh, one of the shop­keep­ers.

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