The CBI court will declare its verdict on the Aarushi Talwar murder case on 25 November.
Aarushi, 14, was found murdered at her parents’ Noida residence 16 May, 2008. The body of Hemraj, the domestic help, was found the next day on the terrace of the house.
The initial suspicion was on Hemraj whose body was later found on the terrace at their residence in Jalvayu Vihar in Noida on the outskirts of Delhi.
Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal reserved the order after the defence completed its final arguments and the CBI submitted its rebuttal in the case which has seen several twists and turns.
CBI today maintained its stand that it was the dentist couple who had killed their teenaged daughter Aarushi and their servant as circumstantial evidence was against them.
On the other hand, the defence lawyers alleged that Talwars had been framed in the case.
Trial in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case began 15 months ago at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh after the court rejected the closure report filed by CBI.
The lawyer representing the Talwars, Arushi's parents accused in the murder in Noida, had argued in the CBI court on Monday that the probe agency manipulated evidence it provided in court.
In their defence, the Talwars’ lawyer Satyaketu Singh submitted that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) manipulated the ‘tampered’ report of the CDFD (Central DNA and Forensic Department), Hyderabad, regarding the pillow cover recovered from the room of Krishna, the Nepalese compounder of the dentist Rajesh Talwar, the father of the murdered girl.
The defence lawyer said in 2011, it was claimed before the Allahabad High Court that in 2009, the CDFD had reported the pillow cover recovered from Krishna’s room contained Hemraj’s blood, and so evidence showed Krishna was involved in the crime.
Earlier, the Supreme Court rejected the plea of Talwar couple seeking the reports of polygraph, narco-analysis and brain-mapping test conducted on their three helpers, who were the initial accused in the murder of their teenage daughter.
With agency inputs