Talwars killed daughter Aarushi, CBI witness tells court

Ghaziabad, April 16 (IANS) A CBI investigator Tuesday told a Ghaziabad court, hearing the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder, that there were indications that the teenaged girl may have been killed in 2008 by her dentist parents Nupur and Rajesh Talwar.

Investigation Officer (IO) I.G.L. Kaul appeared before Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge S. Lal and said during the probe no signs were visible to suggest that an outsider entered the Talwars’ house, where the murders took place.

Aarushi, 14, was found murdered at her parents’ Noida residence May 16, 2008. The body of Hemraj, Talwars’ help, was found the next day on the terrace of the house.

The Talwars, who were arrested by the probe agency, are now out on bail.

Expressing his suspicion over the Talwars’ involvement in the crime, Kaul said though there where three employees of the Talwars present inside the house on the night when the murder took place, the helps did not appear to have anything to do with the murders.

The CBI investigator, who appeared in court as the 39th witness out of the 141 witnesses cited by the probe agency, said there was no direct evidence against the Talwars due to which the agency had to submit a closure report before the court.

After the testimony of the investigation officer, the defence told the court that they would cross-examine him Wednesday.

The defence submitted an application asking the court whether more witnesses would take the box in coming days. Defence counsel Manoj Shishodia said usually investigation officers were presented by the prosecution after all witnesses.

The court would next hear the case Wednesday.

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