The Allahabad High Court is on Thursday expected to deliver its verdict on the appeal filed by Dr Rajesh Talwar and Dr Nupur Talwar, against their conviction for the murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi Talwar and servant Hemraj on the night of May 15, 2008. CLICK HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES
In November 2013, a special CBI court in Ghaziabad had convicted the Talwar couple, and sentenced them to life imprisonment. Nupur and Rajesh Talwar are at present serving their sentence in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail.
A division bench of the high court comprising Justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra had reserved its judgement on September 7 on the appeal filed by the dentist couple, fixing October 12 as the date for the verdict.
Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008. The needle of suspicion had initially moved towards 45- year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.
As the Uttar Pradesh Police drew flak over shoddy investigation into the case which was making national headlines, the then chief minister Mayawati handed over the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
However, the mystery over the sensational murder case further deepened as the two CBI teams which investigated the case, came to contradictory conclusions.
The first CBI team said that Krishna, a friend of Hemraj, committed the murders as the latter had objected to plans to assault the teen.
On the contrary, the second CBI team filed a closure report before a special court in Ghaziabad, saying that the murders could have been committed by the Talwars in a fit of rage after they saw their daughter with the domestic help. It, however, added that there was insufficient evidence against them.
Though no concrete evidence was found against the couple, who still claim their innocence, court pronounced them guilty on circumstantial evidences.