New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court today acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008, saying they could not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence on record.
Pronouncing the verdict, a division bench of the court comprising justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra held that as per the circumstances and the evidence on record the dentist couple could not be held guilty.
Earlier, Talwars were found guilty by a CBI court of murdering 14-year-old Aarushi.
The High Court upheld the appeals by the Talwars against the Ghaziabad CBI court order sentencing them to life imprisonment on November 26, 2013.
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been serving their sentence in Ghaziabad’s Dasna jail.
In their appeal, they had blamed the CBI for shoddy investigations and challenged their conviction. The couple were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013.
Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars’ Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008.
The needle of suspicion had initially moved towards 45-year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.