Talwar couple acquitted, Twitter asks ‘Who killed Arushi?’


The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar of charges of murdering their teenage daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj.

The acquittal of the Talwar couple in the 2008 Aarushi murder case prompted Twitter to hail the judgement while others asked that if the parents were not guilty, then ‘who killed Aarushi?’

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Don’t know who killed #Arushi & will probably never know but what I do know is the police made a total dogs breakfast of the investigation.”

Bollywood actor Kabir Bedi welcomed the verdict that went in favour of the teenage girl’s parents, as the court said neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty.

“ACQUITTED!!! Rajesh and Nupur Talwar not guilty of #Aarushi’s murder. Finally, justice prevails, nightmare ends. #AarushiVerdict,” he tweeted.

The judgment also left some twitter users with the question– ‘Who killed Aarushi?’ Some of them wondered if the case will ever be untangled?

“They lost their daughter. Spent a decade like criminals. We still don’t know who murdered Aarushi and Hemraj. Where’s the justice?” asked a user with the twitter handle @Kritika- Kamra.

Activist Shehzad Poonawalla asked, “Who Killed Aarushi? Who Killed the poor man in 2002 hit & run case? Lower courts convict mindlessly? Or only rich get justice from HC?”

Journalist Rajdeep Sardesaid tweeted, “Justice to Talwars but no justice to Aarushi and Hemraj: we still don’t know who killed them.. #AarushiVerdict”

Journalisr Barkha Dutt wrote, “We don’t know who killed Arushi (or Hemraj)& we may never. But shoddy investigation with grave flip flops & lapses. #arushi #perfectmurder”

The verdict ends, at least for now, the nine-year ordeal of the Noida couple who were sentenced to life by a Ghaziabad CBI court on November 28, 2013 for the double murder that not only transfixed but also shook the nation with its supposed element of filicide.