Aarushi-Hemraj Murder Case: CBI seeks death for Nupur and Rajesh Talwar
Arguments on sentencing conclude. The CBI seeks death penalty for Talwar couple, calls murder of Aarushi and Hemraj a rarest of rare case. Court to pronounce judgement at 3:30 pm.
2:17 pm: Arguments begin
Arguments on the quantum of sentence in the Aarushi Talwar case begin.
1:50 pm: Talwar couple reach court
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar reach Ghaziabad court. Sentence expected shortly.
1:30 pm: Talwar couple leave for court
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar leave for court from Dasna jail.
12:59 pm: ‘CBI hiding facts’
Nupur Talwar’s mother, Lata Chitnis, tells a news channel that her husband’s health has gotten worse n the wake of the verdict holding her daughter and Rajesh Talwar guilty of Aarushi-Hemraj’s murder.
Chitnis further accused the CBI of hiding facts and spoiling the case. Why did the CBI give a clean chit to the servants, asks Nupur Talwar’s mother.
My husband fought for country and he expects a fair judgement, adds Chitnis.
11:00 am: Sentencing after 2 pm
According to reports, the court will pronounce quantum of sentence on Rajesh and Nupur Talwar after 2 pm today.
9:30 am: ‘Nupur Talwar’s BP high, needs three-hour rest’
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, who were “inconsolable” after being convicted for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, had dinner late Monday night, Dasna Jail’s Superintendent said on Tuesday.
Lodged in separate cells amid high security, the Talwar couple had earlier refused to have dinner.
However, Vireshraj Sharma, superintendent , Dasna Jail, said on Tuesday the couple had dinner at around 11:30 pm on Monday after they were threatened with action.
The couple neither slept last night nor accepted tea this morning, Sharma added.
Meanwhile, doctors attending on Nupur Talwar said the dentist’s needed three-hour rest in the wake of her high blood pressure. Sharma said she would be taken to court after that.
8:05 am: Death or life sentence for Talwars?
A day after holding them guilty of Aarushi-Hemraj’s murder, a special CBI court will, Tuesday, likely pronounce the sentence to be handed over to the parents – Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. The maximum punishment is death.
Saying the Talwars were “freaks” who “became the killer of their own progeny”, the court on Monday finally brought the curtains down on over five years of dramatic twists and turns in the sensational Aarushi Talwar whodunit, a crime that had the nation riveted for its intriguing logic.
The couple – who were well known doctors with a thriving practice – were also convicted for the murder of their domestic help Hemraj.
The dentist couple have been convicted of killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and 45-year-old domestic help on the intervening night of May 15 and 16, 2008. The Class 9 student was found with her throat slit and head battered in her plush Noida residence.
The next day, police recovered the body of their domestic help Hemraj from the terrace.
The Talwars were booked under Sections 302 (murder), 201 (destruction of evidence) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
The court also charged Rajesh under Section 203 (misleading the probe).
The couple was whisked away by police to Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad.