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2008 Aarushi Talwar murder case: Chronology of events

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 08, 2018

Following is the chronology of events in the 2008 Aarushi Talwar murder case:

May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar found dead in her bedroom.

Domestic help Hemraj suspected as the killer.

May 17: Hemraj’s body found on the terrace of Talwars’ residential building.

May 19: Talwar’s former domestic help Vishnu Sharma named suspect.

May 23: Aarushi’s father Rajesh Talwar arrested as a key accused.

June 1: CBI takes over the probe in the case.

June 13: Talwar’s domestic help Krishna arrested by CBI.

June 26: CBI declares it a “blind case”. Rajesh Talwar denied bail by a special Ghaziabad magistrate.

July 12: Rajesh Talwar granted bail.

December 29: CBI submits closure report. Gives clean chit to servants, but points fingers at parents.

February 9, 2011: Court takes cognisance of CBI report and asks it to continue with prosecution charging Aarushi’s parents with murder and destruction of evidence.

February 21: Talwars approach Allahabad HC for quashing trial court summons.

March 18: Allahabad HC dismisses the plea.

November, 2013: Rajesh and Nupur convicted for the double murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad.

September 7, 2017: Allahabad HC bench reserves judgment on parents’ plea and fixes October 12 as the date of verdict.

October 12, 2017: Allahabad HC acquits Aarushi’s parents.

Published on October 12, 2017

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