MUR­DER MOST FOUL

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THE CASE

Aarushi, 13, was found dead in her bed­room; Hem­raj was main sus­pect till his body was found hours later on the roof of the Tal­war home in Noida

Po­lice had al­leged that the Tal­wars were fu­ri­ous af­ter find­ing their daugh­ter in a com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion with Hem­raj, but of­fered no ev­i­dence to sub­stan­ti­ate this hy­pothe­ses

WHY THE BEN­E­FIT OF THE DOUBT

CBI failed to prove beyond rea­son­able doubt that the cou­ple killed Aarushi and Hem­raj Hy­poth­e­sis was not con­clu­sive in na­ture. CBI could not prove that no one en­tered the house at night There was only cir­cum­stan­tial ev­i­dence, and the ben­e­fit of doubt went to the ac­cused Facts es­tab­lished must be en­tirely con­sis­tent with their guilt

CBI failed to prove that no one else en­tered the house on the night of mur­der

ROLE OF CBI

THE CBI ini­tially wanted to close the case as an un­solved mys­tery; the agency had said it be­lieved Ra­jesh Tal­war was guilty, but did not have the ev­i­dence to prove it.

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