The Allahabad High Court's order acquitting Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, giving them the benefit of doubt in the Aarushi Talwar murder case, almost nine years after their teenage daughter and domestic help were killed, has further strengthened doubts that were raised initially over the investigation of the case and the 2013 judgment that had sentenced the couple to life imprisonment.
Aarushi Talwar murder case verdict: Nupur and Rajesh Talwar acquitted by Allahabad HC.
The High Court also granted them bail and ordered the jail officials to release them immediately. "We have suffered a lot for nearly ten years", she said while addressing the media.
One of the family members of Talwar said they are relieved and grateful to god for the verdict announced by Allahabad High Court, that has acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of double murder charges in the Aarushi murder case on Thursday.
"I think if there is any way in which we can return to society, in Aarushi name, we will do it".
Pinaki Mishra, the lawyer who appeared for the couple in the Supreme Court, said the CBI will have no case to argue in the Supreme Court.
# We are waiting for the copy of the judgement.
The three were later freed after no evidence was found against them. The CBI did not immediately say if it would appeal against the high court judgement. The couple were sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013 for murdering their daughter Aarushi and the domestic help Hemraj.
Aarushi Talwar was killed at her house on the night of May 15-16, 2008 in Noida. The body of the family's domestic help, Hemraj, who was initially suspected of her murder, was found in a pool of blood on the terrace of the flat the following day.
The CBI took over the probe on then Chief Minister Mayawati's recommendation after the Uttar Pradesh Police drew flak over shoddy investigation into the case which was making national headlines.
Well that's nearly a decade and not enough time for CBI and Indian police to clear the murder case of a 14 year old, some twitteratis felt.