New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Thursday acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of murdering their daughter Aarushi in May 2008.
In pronouncing them ‘not guilty’, the HC overturned a 2013 trial court ruling that found the couple guilty of murdering their daughter and their domestic help.
On November 25, 2013, a special CBI court in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad found the Talwars guilty of murdering Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj. They were sentenced to life in prison a day after the verdict. The Talwars are currently serving their life term in prison in Dasna jail in Ghaziabad.
In January 2014, the Talwars moved the Allahabad high court challenging the CBI court’s conviction and sentence.
Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom at the Talwars’ home in Noida near Delhi; then Hemraj, the family’s Nepalese domestic help was discovered killed on the terrace.