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On May 16, , year-old Aarushi Talwar was found dead in her on Aarushi and Hemraj's alleged affair and most importantly, there was. The Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj double murder that gripped the country in still remains a mystery, spawning books, films and countless. Doctors who floated the sexual intercourse theory did it on questionable premises coloured with subjectivity, the HC found. Dr Naresh Raj, who conducted the autopsy of Hemraj, concluded that the dead man's swollen penis proved he had sex before being killed. NEW DELHI: A medical.
Rohit Kochhar later testified that when a policeman asked Rajesh for the terrace key, he "went into the house and did not come out for a long time. SP Mahesh Mishra testified that he had asked the terrace door to be opened on 16 May. However, his subordinates told him that Rajesh Talwar couldn't find the key and they couldn't find a mechanic to break open the door. Several visitors continued to arrive at the Talwars' house which was being managed by Dinesh Talwar with their condolences.
These visitors included retired police officer K. Gautam, who had been requested by Sushil Chaudhury to come to the Talwars' house. After arriving at the house, Gautam examined the rooms of Aarushi and Hemraj. Dinesh then showed him the blood stains on the terrace door handle. According to Gautam, Dinesh requested him to get the terrace door lock opened.
Gautam then called SP Mahesh Mishra, and told him that the lock needed to be broken. Mishra promised that he would himself visit the crime scene, and meanwhile, sent the station officer Dataram Nauneria to the apartment.
The key to the terrace was still missing. Anita Durrani asked the Talwars' neighbour Puneesh Tandon if he had a duplicate key to the Talwars' terrace, to which Tandon replied in the negative.
A body "in advanced stage of putrefaction " was discovered lying in a pool of blood at about Meanwhile, SP Mahesh Mishra also reached the spot. Rajesh went upstairs to identify the body.
Aarushi’s body tampered with by Talwar couple: CBI
He told the police that he couldn't be sure that the body was that of Hemraj, due to the injuries and the decomposition. Later, a friend of Hemraj identified the body as his. At Haridwar, Rajesh entered the time of Aarushi's death as 2 am in the priest's records. Then, their throats were slit with a sharp weapon. There was no sign of asphyxia. The CBI closure report also mentions an injury on the occipital bonebut according to the Talwars' lawyers, the only injury mentioned by the post-mortem report is one on the left parietal bone.
Hemraj had identical cuts on the neck at the same position. The first hit on the forehead resulted in her death within two minutes, as indicated by the blood clot size. The defence argued that the CBI officers had drawn the words "golf club" from Dohre's mouth.
RK Sharma, who told the court that this fracture could not have been caused by a golf club. The identical measurements of the lacerated wounds indicated that the same weapon was used on both the victims. In Maythe forensic scientists remarked that the wounds displayed a "clinical precision and careful thought", as they were inflicted at the right spot to cut the windpipe and dissect the vital left common carotid artery which supplies oxygenated blood to the brain.
By Junethe CBI's suspicion had shifted to the three Nepali men, and the weapon was believed to be a kukria type of Nepali knife. InCBI told the court that according to the faculty at the Talwars' alma mater Maulana Azad Medical Collegetheir dental students were taught surgery. The defence argued that a dentist's scalpel has a cutting surface of about a centimeter: RK Sharma, the wounds could have been caused by surgical scalpel No. Her face was covered with her schoolbag.
However, there was no blood on the toys, the schoolbag and the pink pillow kept on the back of the bed. These items were within the range of the splashed blood area, which indicates that they were placed on the bed after the murder. Aarushi's body lay undisturbed on the bed, and the bed sheet was laid out smoothly. Sunil Dohre marked Aarushi's genital area as "nothing abnormal detected", thus ruling out a sexual assault, but also noted the presence of a "whitish discharge" at her vagina.
The whitish discharge sample was sent for pathological examination at the local district hospital, which reported absence of semen. However, later, inwhen this vaginal swab sample was sent to CBI's forensic labs, it was suspected to have been tampered with see below. Ultimately, the CBI concluded that the sample had got contaminated, but not deliberately tampered with.
Urmila Sharma testified that the whitish discharge is normal in and year-old girls after the beginning of a menstrual cycle. There was no such wet patch on her pyjamaswhich were untied; no urine or any other bodily fluid was found on her underwear either. The lower garments of Aarushi appeared to have been pulled up or pulled down, as her buttock cleavage was visible. CBI suspected that her pelvic area was swabbed clean, and the pyjamas were pulled up afterwards. Dohre stated that Aarushi's private parts were "extraordinarily dilated", although there were no signs of rape.
He also stated that her vaginal orifice was "unduly large", the mouth of her cervix was visible and the whitish discharge was confined to the vagina, when it should have spread to the "entire area". Dohre stated that he had not mentioned these observations in his original report, because these were his "subjective findings", and because "the findings were non-specific and were very strange". He thus concluded that Aarushi's private parts appeared to have been cleaned after she died.
The body was dragged towards to AC unit, as the quantity of blood was more near the AC unit. An expert from FSL Gandhinagar as well as a team of experts from CFSL concluded that the drag mark on the roof resulted from a blood-soaked body being dragged after being kept in a bed sheet. So, unless the killer cleaned up the original murder spot, Hemraj seems to have been killed on the terrace.
The blood found on the staircase leading to the terrace on 17 May might have come from the mattress that the cleaners were trying to dump on the terrace. The investigators found a smudged blood-stained palm print on the terrace wall. The blood was later identified as that of Hemraj, but the print could not be identified. However, the police did not check this. Naresh Raj told the court that Hemraj's penis was swollen when his body was brought for autopsy.
According to him, this meant that he was either in middle of a sexual intercourseor was about to have one. The defence lawyer cited a medical book which stated that this swelling of penis after death was normal.
In response, the doctor stated that his conclusion was not based on any medical authority, but on experiences from his own married life. According to this statement, Gautam saw three glasses, two of which had some quantity of liquor in them, while the third one was empty. He also found three bottles: Kingfisher beera Sprite and Sula whisky. However, inGautam told the court that there was no liquor in any of the glasses. He also stated that he had not suggested presence of three people in the room, based on the state of the mattress.
When questioned about the discrepancies, he stated that the investigating officer should be asked why his statements were not recorded correctly. There were two known sets of keys to the house entrance. One set was with the Talwars, and another with Hemraj.
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Nupur threw down one bunch of keys to the maid on the morning of 16 May. According to Nupur, Hemraj's keys would usually be kept on the sideboardbut she couldn't find them on that morning; so, she threw down her own keys to the maid. The question whether this key was that of Nupur or Hemraj was initially relevant to the investigation, as there were reports that the middle grill door had been locked from outside with a key If both the keys were inside and CBI was right, it could mean that the parents locked the door, then went inside their apartment through Hemraj's door which they locked from inside, in order to mislead the investigators.
However, later, the maid Bharati's testimony in the court established that the door was merely latched from outside. Thus, if the killers were not the parents, they could have shut the innermost wooden door which automatically locked when shutand then latched the middle grill door from outside.
When she came back at the gate after collecting the bunch of keys which Nupur had thrown downshe could open it by pushing it. According to the Talwars, this key was present in Hemraj's bunch of keys, which went missing after the murders. Aarushi's door could either be opened from inside, or from outside with a key. Usually, her room would be locked at the night, and its keys would be at Nupur's bedside.
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There was no sign of forced entry in Aarushi's room. On the morning of 16 May, the key was found in its shoe-shaped key ring, on top of a framed wall sculpture near the house entrance, in the living room. Nupur later told police that she was not sure whether she closed Aarushi's door the last time she entered the room at She claims to have stated this in several lie detector, brain mapping and narco-analysis tests that she cleared.
Bharti says, "I don? Will you throw the key down? It's jammed, not locked. But the inner grill gate is latched from outside. As she enters, she finds Rajesh and Nupur crying. Nupur hugs her, weeping: Nupur cries out, "See what Hemraj has done.
Aarushi's body is taken for a post-mortem around 9 a. Gautam has clicked ample photos and fingerprints that morning, yet 22 of 24 fingerprints are fuzzy; 23 of his photographs do not match the negatives. He has no photos of blood-stained footprints on the terrace, where Hemraj's body was found, because "of a large crowd".
What about the bloodstained whiskey bottle with fingerprints? His images do not "match anyone's. His new claims have made him a prime witness to the charge of destruction of evidence. Gautam, a retired DSP, decides to drop by at his neighbour Talwar's place.
On a policeman's hunch, he starts checking the flat: Why are three bottles of Sula wine, Kingfisher beer and Sprite lying in Hemraj's room? Have there been more people in the flat that night? What about the three glasses? Why is Hemraj's bed dented, as if three people were sitting on it? Why is there so much urine in Hemraj's bathroom? Excited, he follows the trail of bloodstains on the stairs near the terrace and finds a bloody terrace, a blood-soaked handprint, a cooler filled with blood-red water and a decomposed body lying in a corner, head bludgeoned like Aarushi's, throat similarly slit, and many injury marks on the body.
On the night of the murder, Rajesh is awake till late, he says, as the home Internet router is on till 3 a. He hears a sound from Aarushi's room, finds Hemraj in her bed, and incensed with rage, clubs both to death.
Nupur helps him to complete the crime: They slit necks, drag Hemraj? And one of the biggest problems of the case was the perception of the parents. In the days immediately following the discovery of the murders, the behaviour of Talwars was viewed as unusual by police and by the public. For days, when Nupur maintained a stoic silence, TV channels went: It's also a cultural process.
Across the world, societies differ in what they regard as normal grief. Nupur practised in both places. It helped to have Nupur's parents? Nupur came from a cosmopolitan Maharashtrian family, says her cousin Shree Paradkar, a Canada-based journalist. Nupur spent the first few years of her life in England, when her father, now a decorated war veteran of the Indian Air Force, was posted at the High Commission in London.
After graduation, they had the option of moving to the US. But they decided to stay back. Happy and confident, with dignified smiles. By Junetheir photos in the media show two people, expressionless and unblinking: Rajesh being taken to jail or Talwars going in for lie-detection, psychological, brainmapping or naro-analysis. But the case goes through a very different spiral as the CBI takes over from May On July 11,Rajesh is released and domestic workers become the prime suspects.
His team has inspected the Talwars'f flat using scientific equipment, like polylight, for tracing blood or semen not visible to the naked eye. Dummy sound tests have revealed that nothing can be heard in the Talwars bedroom with the ACs on. Nupur and Rajesh are wearing the same clothes the night before and morning after. And cleaning up of crime scene has been done with the permission of the Noida police. But by SeptemberArun Kumar is removed from the case.
Within 15 days, critical changes appear in the case: From post-mortem evidence, new weapon of offence, and cleaning up of crime scene.
Finally CBI files a closure report, naming Rajesh as the main suspect, but unable to prove it: The three domestic workers, however, are absolved. The Talwars file a protest petition, challenging each finding of the report and asking for further investigation.
Charges are framed against the Talwars and Nupur, who has not been an accused, now becomes one. Dr Sunil Dohre, a public health specialist called on to do Aarushi's post-mortem, has changed his take on Aarushi's post-mortem five times from May to September And he fails to explain why from "abnormalities detected" in genitals he changed his take to vagina as "abnormally expanded". Or why he never wrote about golf club or scalpel injuries in the post-mortem.
According to Dr R. Sharma, former head of forensic science, AIIMS, neither golf clubs nor scalpels can cause such injuries. Not deep wound like cutting a carotid artery," he says.
Dr Naresh Raj, who conducted Hemraj's post-mortem, talks about surgical cuts on Hemraj's neck for the first time in October But his theory, that Hemraj's sexual organ was swollen, indicating coitus before murder, comes a year and-a-half after he did the postmortem. All his claims, he says, are based on his "experience as a married man". Any scientific basis for this? They have not been presented properly.
To senior advocate Rebecca John, this case is a textbook example of "the dangers of an irresponsible investigation, of being guided not by evidence placed on record, but by the public perception of a narrative set up without access to real facts and the consequent breakdown of criminal justice system. Rajesh's brother, Dinesh Talwar, has a single-point agenda in his life: