Finally here comes justice for Aarushi. Amidst all the pleas and speculation, the keepers of law have sentenced her murderer parents – Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar to life term imprisonment.
The sentence comes after five and a half year long years of wait, two long trials and double conviction.
A special CBI Court announced the quantum of punishment for Rajesh and Nupur Talwar at 4.30 this evening. The Talwars were found guilty for the murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj at their home on the intervening night of May 16-17, 2008. The verdict was purely based on circumstantial evidence.
“Defence counsel Tanvir Mir countered CBI’s argument and said the evidence against his clients were weak and sought leniency for Talwars. The arguments lasted just five minutes before the judge handed the quantum of sentence.
The Talwar couple were additionally sentenced for five years of jail term for destruction of evidence and Rajesh for another one year for filing wrong FIR with police.
Talwars will appeal to a higher court. Both have been taken to jail.
AW: Suchorita Dutta Choudhury