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Ac­cord­ing to Avi­rook Sen, the au­thor of a best­seller on Aarushi, there were many wrong as­sump­tions in the case. He is con­vinced that there was no ev­i­dence that Hem­raj and Aarushi were hav­ing an af­fair; nor was it es­tab­lished that Hem­raj had been in Aarushi’s room on the fate­ful night.

There was no trace of Hem­raj’s blood in the room ei­ther, which seemed to con­tra­dict the the­ory that he was as­saulted in the room af­ter the duo was found in a com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion. Nor did the foren­sic ev­i­dence such as blood, hair, or even se­men, es­tab­lish any such thing – that they were both in the same room, in close prox­im­ity. An­other wrong as­sump­tion was that the Tal­wars com­mit­ted the crime be­cause the house was locked from in­side and no­body could have got in or come out ex­cept them. It was also strange that in the room where two peo­ple died, the blood of one (Hem­raj) was cleaned and the blood of the other (Aarushi) was left be­hind.

Se­nior lawyer Re­becca John, who was part of the le­gal team that ar­gued for the Tal­war cou­ple, said: "The fact is that the en­tire case was based on in­nu­en­dos and as­sump­tions. There was no cred­i­ble ev­i­dence against the cou­ple. The CBI con­ducted the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in a man­ner which is not be­com­ing of a probe agency," John told PTI. She added that the Tal­war cou­ple has been in the eye of a "me­dia storm"

Nikita Ch­habra? @niki­ta_ch­habra9

Tal­wars ac­quit­ted. Jus­tice fi­nally done ? How­ever a dou­ble mur­der case re­main­ing un­solved is a mat­ter of con­cern. #AarushiWantsJus­tice .

Mukul Sharma? @muk­shar1812

#AarushiWantsJus­tice Nupur tal­war says she got jus­tice af­ter to­day's ac­quit­tal, what about jus­tice for her daugh­ter

for nearly a decade and they should now be al­lowed to lead their lives as pri­vate ci­ti­zens. Rad­hika Chadda, a friend of the Tal­wars, said the cou­ple had held to­gether be­cause they are "in­no­cent and have faith in the truth". "I have been in touch with them over the years and their be­lief in the le­gal sys­tem kept them go­ing. They main­tained san­ity by prac­tis­ing den­tistry that they are so skilled at. "They have been op­er­at­ing a clinic from the jail, which I be­lieve, is the best clinic in the en­tire Ghazi­abad district," she said.

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