New Delhi: Despite being found innocent yesterday of murdering their only child and their domestic help, dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar are unlikely to leave jail before Monday because a copy of the verdict that acquitted them has not yet been delivered to prison officials. Sources said that a signed copy of the judgment will have to be hand-delivered before the Talwars are freed and the weekend will delay the process.
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The Talwars were at a jail in Dasna near Uttar Pradesh when the Allahabad High Court yesterday announced that it was giving them the benefit of doubt and acquitting them of the double murder that took place at their home in 2008.
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After being found innocent on Thursday of murdering their only child, Aarushi, and their domestic help, Hemraj, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar are yet to get a copy of the verdict that acquitted them.
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The 263-page verdict ends, at least for now, the nine-year ordeal of the Noida couple who were sentenced to life by a Ghaziabad Central Bureau of Investigation court on November 28, 2013 for the double murder that not only transfixed but also shook the nation with its element of filicide.