The Allahabad High Court, today (October 12, 2017), has acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder case of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in Noida in 2008.
Aarushi Talwar, 14, was found dead with her throat slit in her bedroom in flat no. L-32 Jalvayu Vihar in Noida iMay 16 morning. The body of Hemraj, who was initially suspected of murdering her, was found dead in a pool of blood on the terrace of the flat the following day.
For long nine years, the case has been in the headlines. Bollywood producer Vishal Bhardwaj who made the film on the whole case, Talvar has tweeted about the verdict and wrote, "Justice delayed is NOT justice denied. Overwhelmed and deeply relieved upon hearing the news of the acquittal. #AarushiVerdict #Talwars." The movie showed both the sides of the story and was appreciated by both the critics and the audience. Vishal Bhardwaj also released an official statement which says, "We were questioned by a lot of people when we made Talvar even though we didn’t take any sides in presenting the story and maintained as neutral a viewpoint as possible. I am overwhelmed and relieved to hear of the Talwars’ acquittal and this strengthens my faith in the Indian judicial system. However, it still pains me when I think about the precious years lost in prison and the emotional trauma that the parents had to go through, so much so that they couldn’t even mourn their own daughter’s demise."
Not just Vishal Bhardwaj, veteran actor Kabir Bedi also took to Twitter and wrote in the favour of the verdict - "ACQUITTED!!! Rajesh and Nupur Talwar not guilty of #Aarushi's murder. Finally, justice prevails, nightmare ends. #AarushiVerdict."
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