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Aarushi Talwar was killed at her house on the night of May , in police officials who couldn't spot a dead body, a judge who didn't. Location, Noida, India. Date, 15–16 May Attack type. Murders. Weapons, Undetermined. Deaths, 2. Victims, Aarushi Talwar Hemraj Banjade. Perpetrators, Undetermined. The Noida double murder case refers to the unsolved murders of year-old girl Aarushi. Aarushi Talwar, 14, was found dead with her throat slit in her bedroom in flat no. L Jalvayu Vihar in Noida on the morning of May 16,
However, it is noteworthy that though CBI's initial investigation pointed fingers at Krishna, Vijay and Rajkumar, all three were let off the hook in the subsequent investigation by the CBI under a different investigating officer. However, it was not just the narco-analysis of Krishna, Vijay and Rajkumar, which was 'inadmissible evidence' in the court of law, that led Kumar to Krishna, a compounder in Rajesh's clinic.
Kumar, in that interview, had also asserted that the psychoanalysis of Krishna led to a lot of revelations including the fact that he had Hemraj's phone in his possession. The CBI officer also believed that the murder was a sexual assault attempt gone wrong.
Though the narco-analysis transcripts were not released then, journalist Avirook Sen's tell-all book on the Aarushi murder investigation made these transcripts public for the first time. In Rajkumar's narco-analysis, he is said to have spoken about his love for Aarushi and also confessed to drinking with Krishna and Vijay on that fateful night.
He is also said to have provided clear details on the trio sexually assaulting Aarushi, after which, both Hemraj and Aarushi were murdered. Vijay's narco test gave a different account as compared to Krishna and Rajkumar but corroborated their story of Aarushi and Hemraj being killed in their presence.
From talking about a blood-stained knife to revealing Rajkumar's liking for Aarushi and the subsequent assault and murder of the year-old and Hemraj, the narco-analyses is said to have provided enough evidence for the CBI to zero in on them as the culprits in the horrific murder that shook the nation on a Friday morning in However, when Kumar was replaced by AGL Kaul as the investigating officer, the three suspects were let off the hook and the investigations took a different turn altogether coming to an end with the conviction of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and the special CBI court sentencing them with a life term.
Nevertheless, with the recent developments in the case and the Talwars getting acquitted by the Allahabad High Court, the most important question rears its head once again. Who killed Aarushi Talwar? Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost. Rajesh then surfed some stock market and dentistry websites, and sent an e-mail. The calls were not answered. This message was not received by Aarushi's phone.
According to their post-mortem reports, Aarushi and Hemraj were killed somewhere between The apartment[ edit ] The sq. Rajesh and Nupur slept in the master bedroomwhile Aarushi slept in an adjacent room.
She had been employed six days earlier. She later stated that she tried pushing the outermost gate, but it did not open. Speaking through the mesh of the middle grill door, she told Bharati that this door was locked from outside. She asked Bharati about the whereabouts of Hemraj. When Bharati said that she had no idea, Nupur remarked that Hemraj must have gone outside to fetch milk and must have locked the door from outside.
She asked Bharati to wait outside until Hemraj returned. Nupur asked her to go downstairs so that she could throw the keys to her from the balcony. When she tried calling him again, the phone appeared to have been switched off. Nupur then threw the keys down to Bharati. He entered the living room and saw a near-empty Scotch whisky bottle on the dining table, which surprised him.
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He asked Nupur who had kept the bottle there, and then alarmed, asked her to check Aarushi's room. Aarushi's room had a self-locking door, and it would generally be locked. It could be opened only from inside or from outside with a key. But the couple found it unlocked on that morning. When they entered the room, they saw Aarushi's dead body lying on her bed.
Rajesh started screaming, while Nupur remained silent due to shock, according to her. She found that the middle door was latched, but not locked. She opened the latch and walked in.
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Nupur asked her to come inside Aarushi's room. Bharati stood at the entrance of the room, as Nupur walked inside. Aarushi's body lay on her bed; it was covered with a flannel blanket. Nupur pulled the blanket, and Bharati saw that Aarushi's throat was slit. Both the parents blamed Hemraj for Aarushi's murder in front of the maid. Bharati walked out of the apartment to inform the neighbours.
She returned to the house and asked the Talwars if they wanted her to do the daily household chores. When they said "No", she moved on to work in other households. Puneesh Rai Tandon, a neighbour who lived one floor below the Talwars, asked the Jalvayu Vihar security guard Virendra Singh to inform the police. The crime scene had been "completely trampled upon". In his police complaint, Rajesh blamed Hemraj for his daughter's murder.
The police suspected that Hemraj entered Aarushi's room in an inebriated state after consuming Scotch whisky, and tried to sexually assault her. When she resisted, he killed her with a kukri a Nepali knife. Rajesh's brother Dinesh Talwar, his driver Umesh Sharma and his childhood friend Ajay Chadha accompanied the constables.
It was taken for cremation at the Antim Niwas crematorium around 4 pm. In addition, the police confirmed that the body was not needed for any further examination. Vikas Sethi later testified that he, along with three others, tried to dump the remaining part of the mattress on the terrace, but found it locked.
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An old lady then told him to put the mattress on the neighbouring terrace. Rajesh's driver Sharma then asked the neighbour Puneesh Tandon for the key to his terrace. Earlier, at 4 pm also, Sharma had asked Tandon for the key, saying that he needed to dump the ice brought for Aarushi's body. This time, Tandon opened the terrace himself.
Sharma, Sethi and two others dragged the mattress to his terrace. Tandon then locked the terrace door. None of them noticed the body of Hemraj, which was lying on the adjacent terrace, separated by a grilled wall. Rajesh's former colleagues Rajiv Kumar Varshney and Rohit Kochhar later told the police that they saw bloodstains on the terrace door, its lock and the staircase leading to the terrace.
While visiting the Talwars' house, Varshney had taken the stairs to the terrace by mistake. Praful Durrani, who also visited the house, claimed that the policeman initially dismissed the spot on the terrace door as rust, and was also dismissive of the bloodstains on the floor. According to Varshney, the police told him that the killer must have tried to escape through or hide weapon on the terrace, but returned after finding it locked.
Rohit Kochhar later testified that when a policeman asked Rajesh for the terrace key, he "went into the house and did not come out for a long time. SP Mahesh Mishra testified that he had asked the terrace door to be opened on 16 May. However, his subordinates told him that Rajesh Talwar couldn't find the key and they couldn't find a mechanic to break open the door.
Several visitors continued to arrive at the Talwars' house which was being managed by Dinesh Talwar with their condolences. These visitors included retired police officer K. Gautam, who had been requested by Sushil Chaudhury to come to the Talwars' house. After arriving at the house, Gautam examined the rooms of Aarushi and Hemraj. Dinesh then showed him the blood stains on the terrace door handle. According to Gautam, Dinesh requested him to get the terrace door lock opened. Gautam then called SP Mahesh Mishra, and told him that the lock needed to be broken.
Mishra promised that he would himself visit the crime scene, and meanwhile, sent the station officer Dataram Nauneria to the apartment. The key to the terrace was still missing. Anita Durrani asked the Talwars' neighbour Puneesh Tandon if he had a duplicate key to the Talwars' terrace, to which Tandon replied in the negative. A body "in advanced stage of putrefaction " was discovered lying in a pool of blood at about Meanwhile, SP Mahesh Mishra also reached the spot.
Rajesh went upstairs to identify the body. He told the police that he couldn't be sure that the body was that of Hemraj, due to the injuries and the decomposition.
Later, a friend of Hemraj identified the body as his. At Haridwar, Rajesh entered the time of Aarushi's death as 2 am in the priest's records. Then, their throats were slit with a sharp weapon. There was no sign of asphyxia. The CBI closure report also mentions an injury on the occipital bonebut according to the Talwars' lawyers, the only injury mentioned by the post-mortem report is one on the left parietal bone. Hemraj had identical cuts on the neck at the same position.
The first hit on the forehead resulted in her death within two minutes, as indicated by the blood clot size. The defence argued that the CBI officers had drawn the words "golf club" from Dohre's mouth. RK Sharma, who told the court that this fracture could not have been caused by a golf club. The identical measurements of the lacerated wounds indicated that the same weapon was used on both the victims.
In Maythe forensic scientists remarked that the wounds displayed a "clinical precision and careful thought", as they were inflicted at the right spot to cut the windpipe and dissect the vital left common carotid artery which supplies oxygenated blood to the brain.