Life Term For Talwar Couple For Killing Aarushi, Hemraj

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Rajesh Talwar and his wife Nupur Talwar at the special CBI court. The court convicted the Talwar couple in murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. Photo PTI
Rajesh Talwar and his wife Nupur Talwar at the special CBI court. The court convicted the Talwar couple in murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. Photo PTI

Ghaziabad, Nov 26 (PTI) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were today sentenced to life term by a CBI court after they were convicted of killing their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj five-and-a-half years ago.

49-year-old Rajesh and Nupur(48) were spared the death penalty by Additional Session Judge Shyam Lal who rejected the CBI plea for maximum punishment after the premier probe agency submitted that the case fell in the “rarest of rare” category.


Talwars Convicted in the Aarushi-Hemraj Murder case

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were sentenced to life imprisonment along with an additional five years for causing disappearance of evidence in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case

Rajesh Talwar leaves the court after the verdict was pronounced. Photo Vijay Pandey
Rajesh Talwar leaves the court after the verdict was pronounced. Photo Vijay Pandey

Ghaziabad, Nov 25: Noted dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were today convicted in the sensational double murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, more than five years after the crime whose probe saw many twists and turns and flip flops by the prosecution.

After a 15-month trial, Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal held both of them also guilty of destruction of evidence in the murder on the intervening night of May 15 and 16, 2008, days before the birthday of the class nine student in their residence in Noida.

The father was also convicted under section 203 of IPC for filing wrong information with the Noida police station about the incident.

Arguments on sentencing will be held tomorrow after which the judge will announce quantum of sentence. The punishment for the couple could go upto a maximum of life term in jail.

Death for murder is given in rarest of rare cases.

“Now is the time to say omega in this case, to perorate it is proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused or the perpetrators of the crime in question.

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