The wife of domestic worker Hemraj, who was found dead in the house of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in Noida along with their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi in 2008, has moved the Supreme Court, challenging the acquittal of the dentist couple by the Allahabad High Court.
The High Court bench had pronounced its verdict in October after pinpointing loopholes in the inquiry conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The Talwars had appealed against their conviction after they were sentenced to life in prison by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad in November 2013. The agency had sought the death penalty for the Talwars before they were sentenced to life. Apart from the murders, the couple was also convicted for destroying evidence. Rajesh Talwar was convicted of giving false statements to the police.
On May 16, 2008, Aarushi Talwar was found murdered inside her bedroom. The police initially suspected Hemraj, but found his decomposed body inside a locked room on their building’s terrace a day later. The police then began to suspect the Talwars, and said Rajesh had murdered the two after finding them in an “objectionable” position.