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Talwars killed Aarushi: CBI to court

Talwars killed Aarushi: CBI to court
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has claimed in a Ghaziabad court that the dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar killed their daughter Aarushi and the domestic help Hemraj on the night of 15 and 16 May 2008 in their Noida apartment. The CBI counsel told the court that after committing the crime, the Talwars even wanted to escape from the scene of the crime and they did not cooperate with the CBI during the investigation.

The CBI counsel R K Saini made the statement before the special judge Shyam Lal during the arguments on framing of charges against the Talwars for their alleged roles in the killings.

The dentist couple have been made accused in the twin murder case. Currently Rajesh Talwar is out on bail, while his wife Nupur Talwar is in Dasna jail. Their daughter Aarushi was found murdered in her bedroom in her Noida flat on 16 May 2008, while Hemraj's body was found on the terrace of the house the next day.

Saini said that the Talwars killed them in quick succession, as there was not much gap between the timings of their deaths. He said that Talwar slit Aarushi's throat. He also said that the Talwars tried to destroy the evidence. He said that after the murders, they washed the walls of Aarushi's room to clean the blood splattered on them.

The CBI counsel told the court that Rajesh Talwars also changed Aarushi's bedsheet after the murder and they also tried to get Aarushi's post-mortem report changed. Saini told the court that the agency has gathered over 6,000 pages of documentary evidence in the form of statements of various people, including Talwars' neighbours and Uttar Pradesh police officials, who initially investigated the case, to prove Talwars' culpability in the crime.

Opposing the CBI plea, the defence counsel told the court that the submission of the closure report itself is the evidence that there was no evidence against the Talwars. 'And most importantly, all the scientific tests conducted by the CBI go against the investigation agency. The CBI has failed to prove the crime. Neither the direct nor the circumstantial evidence support the CBI argument to frame the charges. Hence, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar should be discharged in the case,' said the defence counsel.

The court adjourned the case for Wednesday, slating the hearing for Talwars to begin their arguments against the framing of charges against them.
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