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Aarushi Case
Closure report highlights missing links, unreliability of narco test
Kumar Rakesh & Sandeep Yadav
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 7
A perusal of the CBI’s closure report in Aarushi case says that the agency collected many tell-tale signs, all of which pointed at her parents’ involvement, but decided against filing a chargesheet against them for two important reasons.

First, the CBI could not nail down the extreme provocation that would have made Rajesh and Nupur Talwar kill their only daughter hours after they had gifted her a digital camera. Secondly, it was clear that the same person(s) killed Hemraj, the family servant, who allegedly killed Aarushi but the agency had no evidence to claim that the Talwars came in contact with him when he was murdered or after that. Their clothes had marks of Aarushi’s blood, which was very much justifiable, and but not of Hemraj.

An altogether distinct information in the CBI’s closure report also highlights the unreliability of the high-profile narco test. The narco report of Krishna and Raj Kumar, Talwars’ compounder and his friend, said Aarushi’s mobile phone was sent to Nepal while that of Hemraj was destroyed. Subsequent events proved it wrong, as her mobile was recovered from Noida while Hemraj’s phone was found active in Punjab. The report was prepared on the statement of both suspects, now given a clean chit, in a medically-induced subconscious state.

The CBI also admits in its closure report that they can’t explain the presence of Hemraj’s mobile in Punjab after his murder. His mobile could not be recovered.

As these critical questions were left unanswered, the CBI decided to give up even as preponderance of evidence negates the involvement of anybody but the Talwars. The crude theory of the UP Police, which had arrested Rajesh Talwar during its probe in the case for two weeks before it was handed over to the CBI, was that Rajesh Talwar found Hemraj and his daughter in a compromising position. He was so enraged that he killed them, UP Police said.





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