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Nupur Talwar working on a whodunit

Nupur Talwar working on a whodunit
What does one do when the court rejects your bail plea? If you ask Nupur Talwar, she would say, ‘write a book’. Apparently, Nupur, the accused in the long pending double murder case of Noida, currently lodged at Ghazaibad’s Dasna jail, is writing a book on the murder mystery of Aarushi, her teenage daughter. So what if she is being tried for the murder of the same daughter.

‘She has begun writing when the High Court rejected her bail,’ claimed Viresh Raj Sharma, Dasna Jail Suprintendent, where Nupur Talwar has been lodged since 1 May, when she surrendered before the CBI special court in Ghaziabad. Earlier, the court had made her the co-accused along with her husband, Rajesh Talwar, in the murder case of her teenage daughter Aarushi and servant Hemraj.

A few pages of the book has already been written by Talwar, said Sharma while talking to Millennium Post.

According to him, the jail administration is proving paper and pen to write the book, The Mystery Behind Aarushi — The Story of an Unfortunate Mother.

But her husband Rajesh Talwar, when contacted, refused to comment on the book, although he admitted that he was aware of Nupur writing ‘something’. According to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Rajesh Talwar is the prime accused in the double murder case that happened in May 2008. Nupur, who was facing trial for murder and destruction of evidence along with her husband, surrendered before the designated CBI court in Ghaziabad on 30 April and handed over her
‘surrender application’ to the court.

After this, Nupur filed a bail petition through her counsel G P Thareja and Praveen Rai, saying her review petition was pending in the Supreme Court and that she should get bail as a woman under section 437 of the CrPC. The judge rejected her plea and set the first hearing of the trial on 3 May that was further deferred to 9 May.

Four years have passed since Aarushi Talwar, the 14-year-old daughter, was murdered in the intervening night of 16 May in 2008. Her body was found at their residence at Jalvayu Vihar in Noida. The investigating Noida police was initially suspicious of their servant, Hemraj, who was missing. But soon the body of Hemraj was found lying in the terrace of the dentist couple. Police had arrested Rajesh on 23 May, charging him of having committed the double murder. The case was then handed over to the CBI for further investigation.

Although, at one point, three other servants of neigbouring households were prime suspects, in December 2010, CBI filed the closure report of the case to Ghaziabad’s special CBI court citing inadequate evidence against the three accused, Krishna, Rajkumar and Mandal. Instead, they made Rajesh and Nupur Talwar the prime accused in the case.

The Court also issued summons against the dentist couple, accusing them of murder and criminal conspiracy under IPC 302 and 34.
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