The High Court in India has acquitted a dentist couple in case filed over the murder of their daughter and domestic help.
The High Court Allahabad acquitted Nupur and Rajesh Talwar on Thursday, reports the Economic Times.
The court upheld the Talwars' appeal against the Ghaziabad CBI court order that sentenced them to life imprisonment for the double murder.
The Talwar couple were held guilty for the double murder of their daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj and sentenced to life imprisonment on November 26, 2013.
14-year-old Aarushi Talwar was murdered at her home in Noida's Jalvayu Vihar on May 16,2008. Hemraj’s body was found the next day on the terrace.
According to the Noida Police, Aarushi and Hemraj were murdered with surgical precision and an insider could have been involved in the matter. Talwar’s former domestic help Vishnu Sharma was named as the suspect in the case.
The police arrested Rajesh taking the honour killing angle into consideration. Later, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also arrested Rajesh Talwar's compounder after his narco analysis and polygraph tests.
In 2010, the CBI submitted a closure report in the Ghaziabad court but suspected the parents involvement in the murder based on circumstantial evidence.
However, the court refused the CBI's closure report and accused the parents for murder and destruction of evidence based on the circumstantial evidence furnished in the CBI's report.
The trial against the parents culminated in their conviction by the special CBI court in 2013 and they were sentenced to life despite CBI asking for a death penalty.