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

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

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.

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