In what seems to be an attempt to put forward their side of the story, friends and family of the dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, who are facing trial in a Ghaziabad court for murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, have created a site called http://justiceforaarushitalwar.org/
Appealing to readers to ‘support her (Aarushi) quest for justice’, the site dwells on the investigation into the double murder which has been riddled with controversies – first for its mishandling by the Noida Police and then for the contradictory findings by two CBI teams.
The website includes background information of the case and raises a series of questions directed at the local police and CBI on various aspects of the investigation. And it’s already getting visitors, some of whom are questioning the evidence presented by the police against the dentists.
“If Aarushi’s parents tampered with the crime scene, why should they have left the biggest clues? The Ballantine’s whisky bottle with many fingerprints and both victims’ bloodstains — sitting in plain view on their dining table for the police to find the next morning?”, reads one entry.
Another entry reads, “Why were the police so lax and (did) not check for blood stains? A member of the family showed the police some suspected blood stains on the landing adjacent to the terrace and on the terrace door ; when the police were shown this, all they said was ‘It seems no one has been here for months together.’ Whose directions were they awaiting by ignoring this evidence on day one? Did they really need to be told by the family members how to investigate?”
The initiative forms part of a broader effort by family and friends of the Talwars to use the social media reach out directly to the public.
Speaking to Firstpost in an earlier interview, a close family friend of the Talwars, Masooma Ranalvi had said: “People have been fed one side of the story. The real picture is something different. The focus now is on getting the support of the people through social media, through one-to-one contact. We want to tell our side of the story and make people understand,” (Read the full story here)
A Facebook page and an online newsletter have also been recently started. The facebook page titled, ‘Aaurushi Talwar: Quest for Justice’, was created in June and features posts by Aarushi’s friends and family, photos, and reactions to the ongoing trial.