Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: Allahabad High Court to deliver verdict today

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 10:41 hrs

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday reserved its verdict in Aarushi Talwar murder case.

The High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict in the next hearing, scheduled on October 12.

On May 16, 2008, 14-year-old Aarushi was found dead at her Noida-based flat.

It was initially suspected that Hemraj had killed Aarushi. However, the case took a shocking turn when Hemraj's body was recovered two days later from the terrace of the same flat.

After being accused of botching up the investigation, the UP Police transferred the case to the CBI, which inferred that there was no evidence of the Talwars' residence being broken into, suggesting that the gruesome crimes were an inside job

Read: The CBI 'Officer of Doubtful Integrity' who nailed the Talwars

The probe into the double murder hogged the limelight for months on end and not only divided public opinion on who killed Aarushi, but also gave rise to several theories. Besides, a book and a film have been made on the sensational case.

Read: The Talwars - Killers or victims?

Rajesh Talwar was arrested seven days after the murder and spent two months in jail before getting bail. Both Rajesh and his wife, Nupur, has been in jail since November 2013 were sentenced to life imprisonment after a court in Uttar Pradesh convicted them for the gruesome killings. 

Last month, Nupur Talwar, the convict in this case, was granted a three-week parole by the Allahabad High Court to visit her ailing mother.

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