Aarushi murder case - no justice yet
We have every reason to believe that power plays important role in many matters including murder cases. Arushi Talwar was found murdered on 16 May, 2008 and their servant’s murdered body was found a day after in the terrace of the same house after a retired Nepali police officer saw blood stains in the staircase of the house, when he went to Talwar’s residence to express his condolences to the Talwars. Arushi’s parent is practicing dentist and they live in Jalvayu Vihar in Noida, in Uttar Pradesh.
There are enough suspicions raised by the CBI investigation team and the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in regards of tampering and destruction of evidences. The initial investigation on the double murder was being carried out by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police of Uttar Pradesh. According to Sudhir Gupta, an associate professor of forensic medicine in AIIMS, post mortem reports and subsequent investigations were not done as per the norms of the system, reports the Indian Express. The CBI took over the case from SIT on June 1, 2008 and soon after the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati transferred the members of the SIT team. Is there any link between CBI intervention and transfer orders?
Three persons were suspected for the murder namely Raj Kumar, Vijay Mondal, and Krishna but all are out on bail in absence of concrete proof. The Ghaziabad court has set them free. At one point Arushi’s father Rajesh Talwar was also arrested and charged with the double murder, but he too was let free for want of evidence. The new CBI team has recommended the court for the closure of the case since they feel it is rather impossible to prove anybody guilty without having clinching evidences. The case has been closed. What an irony! The country’s highest investigation body could not solve a murder case that happened in the heart of a dense city just in the outskirt of the country’s capital.