So, who killed Aarushi and Hemraj? Nobody nailed for the gruesome act
Reactions poured in after the Talwars were acquitted. FPJ pieces together the outbursts
Avirook Sen, the author of the book based on the 2008 murder of Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj, welcomed the Allahabad High Court judgement acquitting her parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, saying the wrong done by the CBI has been corrected.
"I am glad that the wrong that was done in Ghaziabad has been corrected. It has been reversed today by the honourable High Court," Sen told IANS, adding "they have spent nearly a decade under this cloud and have finally been acquitted".
Of his personal observation of Aarushi's parents, he said: "I remember the couple's life as a life mainly of pressure and sadness."
As after the High Court verdict, the double murder remains an unsolved case, Sen feels that the court has played its responsibility and it is the duty of the CBI to find the murderers.
"It's not the High Court's mandate to investigate and find out who the killers are. The court is charged with only one responsibility and that was on the evidence presented by CBI against the Talwars. They have answered the question that they were asked," he said.
"To find out the killers is neither the responsibility of the journalists, nor the court... it is the responsibility of the CBI that they should do some reflection and try and understand why we couldn't put their cases properly," he added.
Meanwhile, the medical fraternity hailed the verdict clearing the Talwars in the Aarushi-Hemraj killing. 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."
The jailor of Dasna Jail, Maurya said Rajesh and Nupur Talwar breathed a sigh of relief after their acquittal.
Domestic helps feel that the dentist couple got away with murder because to their affluence.
Naresh Yadav, advocate of Rajkumar – one of the domestic helps – on Thursday asserted that he will challenge the Allahabad HC’s order in the Supreme Court.
For more than nine years now, an eerie silence hung over the apartment complex, inhabited by retired air force and naval officers, with neighbours reluctant to talk about the sensational murder case, which continues to remain a mystery.