New Delhi: Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily has stepped in the Aarushi Talwar double murder case after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a closure report in the case.
As mentioned in CBI’s closure report, the CBI recommended the closure of the case as the motive for murder could not be established and neither could the murder weapon be recovered.
Given the public outrage, Moily came down heavily on the investigative agency and said, “Such a brutal murder case not properly investigated and the accused not traced. I will definitely, seriously look into it.”
The CBI closed the Aarushi Talwar murder case, more than two-and-a-half years after the teenager was brutally murdered in Noida.
On May 17, 2008, Aarushi Talwar, a 14-year-old school student and daughter of a dentist couple, was found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her flat in Jal Vayu Vihar in Noida. On the next day, domestic help Hemraj’s body found on terrace of Talwar’s residence. Former domestic help Vishnu Sharma was named as a suspect.
In a twist in the murder case, the Uttar Pradesh Police then arrested Arushi’s father Rajesh Talwar on May 23, claiming they suspected this to be a case of honour killing,
The CBI which took over the probe, arrested Talwar’s compounder Krishna on June 13.
Vijay Mondal, the domestic help of one of Talwar’s neighbours was also later arrested by the CBI.
After spending 50 days in Jail, Rajesh Talwar was released. The arrest followed polygraph test and Narco Analysis test.