Oct 12, 2017 05:12 PM IST | Source: PTI

Allahabad High Court acquits parents in Aarushi Talwar murder case

The verdict ends a nine-year ordeal of the parents who were found guilty by a CBI court of murdering 14-year-old Aarushi in a fit of rage because they suspected her of having an affair with Hemraj.

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008.

The verdict ends a nine-year ordeal of the parents who were found guilty by a CBI court of murdering 14-year-old Aarushi in a fit of rage because they suspected her of having an affair with Hemraj.

A division bench of the court comprising justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra upheld the Talwars' appeal against the CBI court order sentencing them to life imprisonment on November 26, 2013.
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been serving their sentence in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail.


Aarushi Talwar, daughter of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar found dead with throat slit in bedroom at her Noida home.



Hemraj's murder

Body of Hemraj (Talwars' domestic help) found on the terrace.




Rajesh arrested for double murder.



CBI takes charge

CBI takes over probe.




CBI arrests Krishna, Rajesh's compounder. Later, Raj Kumar, domestic help of Talwars' neighbour also nabbed.



Rajesh set free

Rajesh set free by court after CBI fails to present evidence against him.



CBI closure report

CBI closure report, states Rajesh is main suspect but not enough evidence against him.



Trial ordered

A special Ghaziabad court orders that Talwars be tried to murder. Couple also face allegations of destruction of evidence.



Bailable warrants

CBI special court in Ghaziabad issues bailable warrants against couple for not being present in court.



CBI on Rajesh's bail

CBI argues in court for cancellation of Rajesh's bail.



Nupur Talwar surrenders

Nupur Talwar surrenders to the police and sent to judicial custody.



Ghaziabad court charges couple

Rajesh and Nupur charged by Ghaziabad court with murder, destruction of evidence and conspiracy.



SC grants bail to Nupur

SC grants bail to Nupur who was lodged in Dasna jail since April 30.



CBI officer on Talwars

CBI offier tells court that Talwars killed Aarushi and Hemraj. Also, tells court that Aarushi and Hemraj were found in an objectionable position.



Defence counsel plea

Defence Counsel pleads before special court to summon 14 people, including ex-CBI joint director Arun Kumar as witness. CBI opposes plea.



Talwar's petition dismissed

Trial court dismisses Talwar's petition for summoning 14 witnesses. Orders recording of statements of parents.



SC rejects Talwar's petition

Supreme Court refuses to entertain Talwars' petition.



Final arguments begin

Final arguments start in Ghaziabad CBI court.



CBI closes argument

CBI closes arguments, says Talwars 'misled' investigators.



Court reserves verdict

Court reserves verdict in the case for November 25.




Rajesh and Nupur were convicted for the murder of Aarushi and Hemraj.



Life-term verdict

Rajesh and Nupur sentenced to life term by CBI court.



Talwars move Allahabad HC

Talwars move Allahabad High Court against CBI court’s life term order.



Allahabad HC denies bail

Allahabad HC denied bail to Talwars.



Allahabad HC reserves judgement

Allahabad HC reserves judgement on an appeal filed by Talwars, challenging their conviction by a CBI court in 2013.



Allahabad HC keeps judgement reserved

Allahabad HC keeps judgement reserved in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case.


Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008. The needle of suspicion had initially moved towards 45-year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.

As the Uttar Pradesh Police drew flak over the shoddy investigation into the case which was making national headlines, the then chief minister Mayawati handed over the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
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