Giving the couple the benefit of doubt, the Allahbad High Court acquitted Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the infamous murder case of their daughter, Arushi Talwar, and their domestic help, Hemraj, in 2008.
Arushi Talwar was found murdered in her bedroom at her house in Noida Sector 25 with her throat slit. The domestic help, Hemraj, was initially suspected to be Arushi’s murderer. However, his dead body was discovered at the terrace of the same house during the investigation two days later.
After the prosecution, the CBI Court convicted Talwars of the murders and they were sentenced to a life term just the next day. Challenging the verdict in the Allahabad High Court, the couple’s legal team blamed the CBI of a ‘shoddy investigation’.
A bench comprising of Justices BK Narayana and AK Mishra acquitted Arushi’s parents, Nupur & Rajesh Talwar today.