Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:45:00 GMT | By Agencies

Aarushi-Hemraj murder: Talwars sentenced to life

A Special CBI court judge had on Monday pronounced the couple guilty of the murder


10 years' RI for Rajesh, 5 yrs for wife (© PTI)

Ghaziabad: Rajesh Talwar and his wife Nupur Talwar was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment for killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in their Noida house five and a half years ago.

A Special CBI court judge had on Monday pronounced the couple guilty of the murder. Additional sessions judge Shyam Lal had held them guilty of destruction of evidence in the murder on the intervening night of May 15 and 16, 2008, days before the Class IX student's birthday.

The CBI sought the death penalty for Nupur and Rajesh Talwar as it is the 'rarest of rare' case.

Rajesh was also convicted under section 203 of IPC for filing wrong information with the Noida police station about the incident. Rajesh, 49, was also convicted on the charge of filing a false FIR. Nupur is a year younger than her husband.

Bringing 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, a special CBI court on Monday held the parents - Rajesh and Nupur Talwar - guilty of the teenage girls's murder, saying they were “freaks” who “became the killer of their own progeny". The couple - who were well known doctors with a thriving practice - were also convicted for the murder of their domestic help Hemraj.
 
Now is the time to say omega in this case. To perorate, it is proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused are perpetrators of the crime in the question. The parents are the best protectors of their own child that is in order of human nature but they have been freaks in the history of mankind where the father and mother became the killer of their own progeny," the judge said in a 204-page judgment. It added: "They have extirpated their own daughter who had hardly seen 14 summers of her life and the servant without compunction from terrestrial terrain in the breach of commandment "Thou shalt not kill".

The court also quoted holy the Quran, saying, "Take not life which God had made sacred.”

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