Ghaziabad: Murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar‘s parents, Nupur and Rajesh, have been charged with murder, destruction of evidence and conspiracy in the sensational double murder case in which their domestic help was also found dead. Rajesh Talwar has also been charged with misleading the investigation in the double murder case.
During the arguments on the framing of charges, the CBI had asked for Sections 302, 201, 203, 34 of the Indian Penal Code to be applied. These include charges of murder, false FIR, destruction of evidence and misleading the court and the probe.
The CBI had claimed the Talwars’ maid, the guard and driver corroborate their ‘last scene theory’ according to which there were four people living in the house and there was no sign of a fifth person’s entry at the time of the murders. The CBI counsel had said, “Four people were there, two died and two were left. When a murder takes place in a closed house and two are dead, then the onus shifts on those who are alive.”
The CBI had also claimed that Aarushi and Hemraj’s injuries were identical. “The golf stick recovered from the house matches the injury. The Talwars refused to identify Hemraj’s body and gave false information regarding the crime scene,” the CBI counsel said.
The Talwars’ counsel had, however, claimed there was no direct evidence to prove the charges that the CBI claimed against the Talwars.
The CBI had also told the court in Ghaziabad that Rajesh and Nupur killed Aarushi and Hemraj in a fit of rage after finding them in a compromising position, a claim strongly refuted by the dentist couple.
Talwars had contested CBI’s claim, saying sex is no big deal in elite society and does not entail murders.
Aarushi was found dead with her throat slit at her Noida residence in Jalvayu Vihar on May 16, 2008 and the body of Hemraj was recovered from the terrace a day later.