The Allahabad High Court's judgment in the Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj murder has brought some measure of closure to the case, which is one that has been a mystery for nearly a decade. The court, giving Rajesh and Nupur Talwar the benefit of doubt, acquitted the dentist couple, observing that 'suspicion, however grave it may be, cannot take the place of proof.
The couple was jailed for four years at Dasna in Ghaziabad.
The court observed: "In our considered opinion, the circumstances are neither conclusive in nature nor they exclude every possible hypothesis except the one of the guilt of the appellant. The chain of circumstances in this case is not complete so as not to leave any reasonable ground for the conclusion consistent with the innocence of the appellant... We do not find any reason to fasten the appellants with the guilt of double murder merely on the proof of the deceased being last seen alive with the appellants in their flat in the night of 15.05.2008 specially in view of the alternative hypothesis of the double murder covenanted in the prosecution case itself."
Following is the full text of the judgment:
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Updated Date: Oct 13, 2017 10:18 AM