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Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case: Allahabad High Court acquits Talwars giving them 'benefit of doubt'
The Allahabad High Court today overruled the judgement of the CBI court, acquitting Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and Nepalese domestic help Hemraj in 2008.

A Division bench comprising of Justices AK Mishra and BK Narayana said that the evidence against Aarushi's parents was "circumstantial," giving the 'benefit of doubt' in favour of the accused couple and further clarified that the parents didn't murder their teenage daughter.

The bench also added that the CBI had failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the Talwars killed Aarushi and Hemraj.

Both Rajesh and his spouse, Nupur, have been in jail since November 2013 after a special CBI Court in Ghaziabad had found them guilty, awarding them life imprisonment in connection with the double murder case. Later, they had appealed against their conviction in the Allahabad High Court.

Besides the murder charges, Rajesh and Nupur had also been convicted for destruction of evidence with common intent, while the victim's father was additionally convicted for giving a false statement to the police in this case.

Aarushi Talwar, 14, was found dead in her bedroom with her throat slit in flat no L-32 Jalvayu Vihar in Noida. The gruesome murder case had taken place on May 16, 2008 in the morning.

While the body of Hemraj, who was initially being suspected of Aarushi's murder, was also found dead  on the terrace of Talwar's home two days later. The door of the terrace was also found locked from inside.

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