The Allahabad High Court today acquitted the Talwar couple, saying they could not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence on record.
As per reports, the court is likely to re-evaluate the testimony of key witnesses after the defence had accused the prosecution of tutoring them.
On May 16, 2008, Aarushi Talwar, the only daughter of the dentist couple was found murdered in her bedroom in their Noida residence.
Police initially blamed the missing servant Banjade, only to find his body on the terrace a day later with a similarly cut throat and head wounds.
In January 2014, the Talwars moved the Allahabad High Court challenging the CBI court's conviction and sentence.
On May 23, 2008, Rajesh Talwar was arrested and was kept in Dasna jail; on July 11, 2008, he was let off. Nupur surrendered in Ghaziabad court on April 30, 2012. The story is fictitious and follows a CBI investigator (Kay Kay Menon played the character) as he tries to discover who was actually responsible for it.
Later, an appeal was filed by Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the High Court. Stating that the motive had been established, the court, in its 204-page order, had said there was nothing to show that an outsider had entered the house on the night of the incident.
The Uttar Pradesh Police accused Rajesh Talwar of killing his daughter in a fit of rage after he allegedly found Aarushi in a compromising situation with Hemraj. The murders of Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj gripped the imagination of the nation, indeed several other parts of the world. They (the Talwar couple) have really suffered.
CBI handed over the investigation to a new team in 2009, who suggested that the case should be closed as there were major gaps in the investigation. "The chain of evidence they have showcased is inconclusive".
The Talwars, who were a well-to-do dentists with a happy life with good friends and family have lost everything now and for the past nine years focus has remained on the Talwars due to their cruelty. "In fact, they will have to answer a number of questions in the Supreme Court as to why they did not investigate properly".