Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Monday granted three-week parole to Nupur Talwar, serving life sentence along with her husband Rajesh for the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
A division bench comprising justices BK Narayana and AK Mishra ordered the release of Nupur for three weeks following her plea that she be granted parole as her mother was seriously ill and all her other siblings were abroad.
The court granted the parole observing that she may be allowed to take care of her ailing mother until her siblings return to the country.
The Talwar couple, who were well-known dental surgeons based in Noida, were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court at Ghaziabad in November, 2013.
They were convicted for the murder of 14-year-old Aarushi, who was found dead inside her room at their Noida residence in May, 2008, and Hemraj — who was initially suspected of being the killer until his body was found on the terrace of the house two days later.
The high-profile double murder case was handed over to the CBI by the then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati following an outcry over alleged shoddy investigation by the state police.
Here is a brief timeline of the case:
16 May, 2008: Aarushi Talwar found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her home in Noida. Domestic help Hemraj, a Nepali, suspected of murder.
17 May: Hemraj's body found on the terrace of Talwar's residence.
18 May: Police say murders done with surgical precision, insider job suspected.
19 May: Talwar's former Nepali domestic help Vishnu Sharma named as suspect.
21 May: The Delhi police joins murder probe.
22 May: Family under suspicion, probe begins on honour killing angle, the police quiz Aarushi's close friend whom she spoke to 688 times in the 45 days preceding her murder.
23 May: Rajesh Talwar arrested for the twin murders.
1 June: CBI takes over the probe in the case.
13 June: Domestic help of Rajesh Talwar, Krishna, arrested by CBI.
20 June: Lie detection test of Rajesh Talwar conducted at CFSL, Delhi.
25 June: Second lie detection test conducted on Nupur Talwar. Her first lie detection test was found inconclusive.
26 June: CBI declares the case to be a "blind case". Rajesh Talwar refused bail by the special magistrate in Ghaziabad.
3 July: The Supreme Court rejects a PIL which challenged the conduct of narco-analysis test on the accused.
12 July: Rajesh Talwar freed on bail from Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad.
5 Jan, 2010: CBI moves court to conduct narco test on Talwar couple.
29 Dec: CBI submits closure report. Clean chit to servants but points fingers at parents.
25 Jan, 2011 : Rajesh Talwar attacked in the Ghaziabad court premises.
9 Feb: Court takes cognisance of CBI report, charges Aarushi's parents with murder and destruction of evidence.
21 Feb: Couple approaches the Allahabad High Court for quashing trial court summons.
Mar 18: HC dismisses their plea to quash summons and orders initiation of proceedings against them.
Mar 19, 2011: The couple approaches the Supreme court which stays the trial against them.
Jan 6, 2012: The apex court dismisses Talwar's plea and allows the trial to proceed.
Jun 11, 2012: Trial starts before Special Judge S Lal.
Oct 10, 2013: Final arguments begin.
Nov, 25, 2013: Talwar couple convicted by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad.
With inputs from PTI