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(3)Aarushi Talwar Sr.No.2) Who May Have killed Aarushi Talwar?- Investigating All Possibilities(Part – II)

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It is seen that the major emphasis is laid on tracing the events that occured between 12.00 hours(midnight) to 6.00 am on 15/16.5.2008 for detecting the person/s who killed Aarushi Talwar and the servant, Yam Prasad(indeed)Banjade alias Hemraj,on the basis of the scanty and meddled-with pieces of evidence gathered by the investigating authorities, but no breakthrough has been possible so far,due to the mysterious and secretive behaviour of Dr.Rajesh and MrsNupur Talwar and their other family members and associates too. Much circumstantial and suggestive evidence has been gathered but no clinching or confirmatory proof has been discovered so far to blame anybody squarely and conclusively for the murders. However, as CBI Director AP Saini says, ” The decisions in the Aarushi case may seem controversial but that is a call an investigating agency has to take, based on the available evidence.” Hence this effort to arrive at a clue, on the basis of available evidence, if possible.

The crucial sequence of the ghastly and murky events of that fateful night of the murders is supposed to have taken place BETWEEN 12.00(night)-1.00 a.m on 16/5/08 as per the Postmortem report. Before the P.m,the Noida police had estimated it tentatively as having occurred between 1.00-2.00pm).RajeshTalwar was working alone in Aarushi’s room from 11.15 -12.08 hrs( till after Midnight). The time of Aarushi’s death, in view of her gastric contents showing semidigested food, is estimated to be between 12-12.30am.
There is no mention of Nupur having returned to the room after she left it
at 11.15pm to go to sleep, till next morning at 6.01am, when Bharti,
their maid servant woke her up by knocking the door, as Hemraj did not open the door as usual.

Perhaps, Aarushi might have been killed around 12.00(Midnight), that is, soon after her boy friend Anmol Agarwal phoned her for the last time in vain.( May be he was phoning her repeatedly in despair, as she was in the process of breaking up with a boy, probably himself, as mentioned in her Canada Aunty’s recent report, through ‘ Toronto Star’). Before that,he had called her on the landline at about 11.30pm to tell her that he wanted to take her to a restaurant to decide a date for discussing her Birthday Plans.

It may have happened accidentally by Rajesh pushing her forcefully against the wall,or by hitting her with a golf club in a fit of anger, in a scuffle between Aarushi wanting to lift the phone and speak to her friend,and Rajesh, angrily trying to prevent her from going to pick up the landline phone to tell Anmol things that Rajesh did not want her to, and also to prevent her from promising to meet him at the restaurant that night, at that late hour, after 11.30 pm. I get the impression that though otherwise good natured, Aarushi had a streak of impulsiveness and obstinacy in her, as many single and pampered children have,which brought about clashes with her father and her consequent, tragic,untimely death !

(Rajesh may also be suspecting Anmol of making clandestine overtures to Aarushi, because of which he was so much against the boy for fear that the latter was spoiling his daughter. For,
the parents came to know that the boy not only met Aarushi outside school, but also used to come to their home in their absence,as stated by a person knowing the family,but theTalwar’s relatives NOW say for some reason,that Rajkumar, their family friends’ servant, had an eye on Aarushi instead, and used to come to their house in the afternoons, in her parents’ absence.That day, however, it turned out, as the maid servant Bharati said in the CBI Court, that the main door was Not locked from outside, but only bolted, and she could easily enter through it.

In another statement by an aquaintance, its said that the parents tried every way of persuading Aarushi to keep distance from ANMOL, by scolding and locking up her room at night,reasoning sweetly, and trying to win her over with costly presents like the camera but in vain. Instead, she quarrelled with her father by counterquestioning him about his ‘affair’ with Anita Durrani. This Anmol was phoning her frequently and pursuing her doggedly till the ‘last hour’of her life !Finally, Rajesh lost his temper and hit her hard. (So, rather than Hemraj or Rajkumar, it looks that ANMOL may have been the one on account of whom Aarushi lost her ‘anmol’ life).

Aarushi had another boy friend, Sankalp aka Sanky Arora,an ex-student of Delhi Public School, whose father was working with a Security firm, before Anmol, whom she had dropped for Anmol, but who was trying to make a comeback.This may have led to jealousy and rivalry between the two boys. However, they do not seem to have had anything to do with her murder. It has to be said in all fairness, and with sympathy for Aarushi, at this point, that she was a little more than a child in age, so she may not be changing her boyfriends with the deliberate intention of making them crazy and desperate after her, but it is because girls at that age are immature and unsure of their minds, because of which, they may be unsteady in their relations with boys. Her Mother, Nupur Talwar, in whom she used to confide about her boyfriends, should have guided her to be more discreet and keep the right distance from male friends, ESP. Servants, but she failed in her duty as a mother. May be she just took pride in the number of boys who were after her daughter.And after Aarushi’s murder, she is said to have remarked that Aarushi went the Lady Diana’s way!

Yet,for whatever reason, her parents are not naming either Sanky or Anmol as a suspect, though the latter had given an adverse statement to the police aboutRajesh Talwar and his strained relations with Aarushi on account of his closeness with Dr. Anita Durrani, and may be some more crucial points, close to hinting at Rajesh’s involvement in Aarushi’s murder, which have not been specified by the Police (on being confronted with which by the Noida Police, Rajesh Talwar is said to have broken down and made a confessIon to them. He however, withdrew it later before the CBI Court, saying that he made the confession under pressure by the Police). The Talwars are probably afraid of saying anything against Anmol, as it is obvious that he is a ‘ Man who Knows Too Much’ about their private family matters, and may reveal more dangerous information, if named as a suspect. Moreover, he may be the son of an influential person.Hence, they are not saying anything about them.

Nupur, her mother denies this statement of Anmol of the strained relations between Rajesh and Aarushi.She says that her own relations with the girl were like those between friends and that she used to even monitor her SMSs and eMail accounts. She said that she knew her daughter had a boyfriend, and another previous boyfriend whom she had ditched(probably named Sanky alias Sankalp,as gathered from her Orkut page), but who was trying to comeback .
Still, she might have noticed something untoward in her relationship with Anmol that day, because of which she and Rajesh started trying to distance them by seizing her cellphone.
She insists that the relations between Rajesh and Aarushi too, were nevertheless, quite cordial and like any other father-daughter relationship.

Charles Sobhraj, a convict himself in Jail, has opined that it looks like the work of a jealous or frustrated boy friend or rival lover, who must be someone known to and trusted by the girl.He says that the Police’s best hope would be if a person close to the ‘boyfriend murderer’, if so, who suspects something amiss, comes forward with the information. The Police have already interrogated Anmol Agarwal, but not the other past close friend of Aarushi,viz. one Sanky , a DPS dropout whom she has ditched – an ex Orkutian whom she had removed from her Orkut account list, from this angle.

Following the murder,Anmol has removed Aarushi’s name from his Orkut album and steered clear of the case, after the 10-hour long Police interrogation in his parents’ absence during which, much focus was on the 688phone calls between him and Aarushi, and her being closer to him than to her parents,confiding in him about all her family matters, during the last 45 days !
Therefore, if not taken already, and still possible, the fingerprints of ANMOL,and Sanky too should be taken for tallying with the ‘unidentified’ fingerprints and DNA obtained from samples in Talwar house.

Anmol had already informed the police about the strained relations between Aarushi and Rajesh on account of his supposed affair with Dr. Anita Durrani, as well as about Aarushi’s close relationship with Hemraj, to whom also she used to tell everything, even about the private matters of her parents. It is said that the servant also used to blackmail her about her friendship with Anmol. It is not known how Anmol felt about Hemraj.

ENTRANCES to Aarushi’s room:-

(1) Now, a doubt has been raised about how an outside killer, whosoever, let in by Aarushi or Hemraj could have left after locking the Main door ‘from within’,as Bharati,the maidservant of the house, who came to work at 6.00 am,and was the first person to come to that house on murder morning,said before the CBI Court, as on the night of the murder, there were only four persons in that house, including the two victims, besides the Talwar couple,which is taken to indicate that only the Talwars could be the killers.
(2) There is another way to approach Aarushi’s room, from the roof/terrace of the building, down the pipe to the balcony on the backside of Aarushi’s room, and in, through which Hemraj is said to have entered Aarushi’s room on murder night, as mentioned by one Akshay Anand (of You Bihar.com, Bihar Social Networking Online, who claims to know Shreya, Dinesh Talwar’s daughter) in one comment that Someone saw Hemraj going down towards her room from the terrace through the backside of the house on murder night, and phoned to Rajesh Talwar about it, due to which he was murdered.

(3) However, there is one more regular entrance to Hemraj’s room-besides the one from inside Talwar’s house, that is,by the way of the staircase,from where one can come and go out with ease, and lock the main door from outside.Krishna and Rajkumar, Hemraj’s friends, could have come and gone through that door. They may not have locked that door, but just closed it, which Bharati didn’t know as she did not check that entrance.
(4) It is also learnt that one door opening from Aarushi’s attached bathroom also opens directly into the Hall,and that, if that door was not latched from inside, anyone could enter her room through that even if the main door to her room was locked.It’s not known where the bathroom which Hemraj was using was situated,outside or inside the house in the servant’s room as an attached bathroom, and how close to Aarushi’s bathroom.

Still, the question would remain about Who cleaned and’dressed up’ Aarushi’s body and bed, and deleted the other proof of the crime, and Why?For no outsider would linger long at the site of his crime, just to clean and dress the crime scene,when it was known that the Talwars were in the house, and sleeping in the room next to Aarushi! Also, why would Rajesh Talwar show unwillingness to open the terrace room door, if he was not involved in the murders?

Now supposing that Krishna had committed the murders (which is possible because,having worked as Rajesh Talwar’s compounder and assistant in his Dental clinic, he must be familiar and experienced in the use of the surgical knife and other equipments), but acquitted even after his own confession, there must be some big person/s sheltering him, of whom Krishna is the tout.Who could it be? Retd.Dy SP KKGautam, who had taken the initiative to visit Rajesh Talwar’s house in his absence,trace and locate Hemraj on Dinesh Talwar’s request by getting the terrace opened on the second day of the murder, till which time, it was believed that Hemraj had killed Aarushi and run away? Or is it a CBI Officer known to Krishna, to whom he is supposed to have sent an SMS the day Before the murder? Or Dinesh Talwar?

For, though it was good that Hemraj’s body was found before the killer(whoever it be),got the chance to dislodge it from the terrace, and though( if Rajesh is the killer, and intended to dispose of the body later, he deserved to be exposed before he was able to do so),it is a bit strange that Dinesh,Rajesh’s own brother, brought about the complication of the case by first creating a telephonic loop between himself,his friend, Dr. Sushil Kumar Choudhary,the latter’s friend KKGautam, and ‘an unidentified number'( who?); then back in reverse order, on 16.5.08 AN,
and 17.5.08 forenoon, thereafter calling Gautam to Rajesh’s house in his absence,where KKG in turn, got the terrace opened in full gaze of of top police officers of Noida and journalists, with the comment that ” there was likely to be an interesting discovery”!
This led to the exposure of Hemraj’s body,and a total U-turn of the Aarushi- Hemraj double murder case, which, for one whole day,had remained on police records, as the case of only murder of Aarushi, supposedly at the hands of Hemraj, the missing servant.

This also shows that Dinesh Talwar probably knew or strongly suspected some known person to be the murderer, and where he had hidden Hemraj! Why did Dinesh not do this on the previous day itself in Rajesh’s presence, without involving Dr. Choudhary and KK Gautam, by persuading Rajesh to let the police open the terrace to look for any clue to Aarushi’s murder,then and there, before urging them to go out in search of Hemraj outside.

It is still A CRUCIAL QUESTION/ MYSTERY however, WHY RAJESH TALWAR WAS apparently RETICENT TO OPENING the TERRACE DOOR on the FIRST DAY OF the MURDER,ESP WHEN HEMRAJ WAS ‘MISSING’, when he should have thought of looking there first, before driving the police to search for him outside, if he had no hand in, or knowledge of the murder.

Nupur Talwar’s explanation was that the terrace door was locked from the previous day because painting work was going on in their block,and the workers were going up and using up their tank water, but they could not locate the next morning where they had kept the key, and also they did not know or imagine that Hemraj too may have been murdered!

However, on being shown the blood stains on the staircase and terrace door by friends Drs. Kochar and Varshney, who had visited the Talwar house on the morning of the murder,at least, Rajesh Talwar and Noida Police should have sensed something foul, and proceeded to open the door by breaking the lock, instead of wasting one more day searching for Hemraj outside.

[In the article’ Aarushi Murder Case:The Untold Story’, publshed by Yahoo.com, and by India TV,
it is mentioned in one para that the bunch of keys of the flat were found by Nupur on the following morning after the murder, that is,16.5.08 morning, on the bed in Hemraj’s room,and the keys of Aarushi’s bedroom were found on the floor of the living room. In a later para, it’s said that the terrace door lock had to be broken when the police came on 17.5.08,to open the door, as the keys to the terrace were still missing! (It is strange that only those keys were missing among all their keys! It is not known if the police took the finger prints on the keychain and other keys to know who might have taken those keys). It is also stated that the bunch of house keys was the only one they had,so it is not understood how and from where the keys reappeared as suddenly as they went missing earlier, and how the Talwars had got locked from outside, as they claimed to have been on the murder morning when their maidservant Bharati came for work.

Bharti told the CBI Court that after entering the house and seeing the dead body of Aarushi, she asked Nupur whether she should wash the dishes and vessels but Nupur said ‘ No’, so she went to work at other households. Why did Nupur not let her go in to clean the dishes? Was any proof or person remaining there that Nupur did not want the maid to see?No matter how unbiased one may try to be in our interpretation of the observations, one can’t help doubting that all this was done by Rajesh Talwar. It seems that the bunch of keys of the terrace was with Rajesh only, but before the police coming at 7.15am and asking for the terrace door keys, Rajesh took the keys of the terrace and hid them somewhere else, Whether he committed the murder/s or not, and himself dumped the body of Hemraj on the terrace or not, it is almost certain that Rajesh was probably knowing who the killer was, and that Hemraj’s body was on the terrace,as also where the terrace keys were, when the police came to his house on the morning of the murder and asked for the keys! He did not keep those keys in the bunch, so that the police had to break open the lock the next day to open the terrace!]

It is these little lapses that have made the Talwars’, ESP Rajesh’s behaviour seem abnormal, secretive and suspicious to many onlookers at that time itself, and the doubt was compounded and strengthened when Hemraj’s body was found in the same place, i.e on the terrace the next day, on the terrace door being opened by breaking the door lock by the police, and Rajesh and brother Dinesh expressing inability to recognize the body as that of their own servant, whom a friend of Hemraj’s identified immediately afterwards, and slipping out of the place hastily along with Nupur, who was sitting in the car with the ‘Asthikumbh’ to go to Hardwar for the immersion of Aarushi’s ashes, leaving the house to the mercy of the Police, to investigate and make out any conclusion about the double murder in their absence, as though Hemraj’s murder didn’t concern them.

The best part is that Dr.Kochar, that too a Dentist,was crossexamined by the Defense counsel of the Talwars to question ‘whether the stains he had seen on the staircase and terrace door of the Talwar house were of Human Blood or Red Paint’, taking cue from Nupur Talwar’s statement that painting was going on in that place till the day before; but would paint yield DNA on Forensic examination as bloodstains do?

Dr DINESH may also be aware of Aarushi’s close relations with the abovementioned boys, which is why he may have asked Dr, Dohre to remove mention of any sexual assault on Aarushi. That shows that the Talwars do not want the name of either Sanky or Anmol and Aarushi’s affairs with them to come out,for guarding their prestige, even though they may be knowing the true facts. Hence, the swapping of Aarushi’s vaginal swabs.

(It is not clear who replied supposedly as Rajesh Talwar on the murder night to the milkman that milk was not required that day, if the mobiles of both went missing soon after the murders).

However, there is one point which speaks more in favour of an insider having committed the murders,viz. the mobiles of both victims going missing immediately after murders,deletion of entries in Aarushi’s mobile and Camera, esp. deletion of Aarushi’s profiles from the social networking sites, with an effort to change the passwords of Rajesh and Aarushi, on or around 19.5.08, I.e. 3 days after the crime, and before the arrest of Rajesh Talwar on 23 May 2008, when the criminal, unless he is an insider,couldn’t have got the opportunity to tamper with the gadgets and evidence after the murders.These points bring the quest for the criminal to an insider’s work ,again and again.

Also, it was reported by Noida Police at the beginning of the investigation that Rajesh Talwar had initially broken down and confessed his guilt, on the Police confronting him with the information given to the by Aarushi’s 17 yr old boyfriend Anmol ( probably something,true or false,that Aarushi might have told him during their last talk on the Landline, between 11.00-11.30pm, after her mobile ‘stopped working’), while Krishna Thadarai,Rajesh’s compounder,also confessed about himself and Rajkumar, Rajesh’s business partner Durrani’s servant, having killed both Aarushi, on finding her door open on his visit to the Talwar house that night by gagging and hitting her on the head with a stick,and slitting her throat on her trying to resist Rajkumar’s molestation and shout,
and Hemraj too, as he panicked and threatened to call his master and mistress.

On the other hand,the second team of CBI says that the confession of Krishna,his Clinic Assistant, and Rajkumar, Talwar’s business partner’s domestic servant, may have been prompted by leading questions put to them during Narco Analysis by the first team and hence unreliable. Moreover, their confession is not corroborated by finding the fingerprints or DNA of any of the servants in the samples collected from the Talwar house, on Forensic examination.The question about the mix up of the pillowcases of Hemraj and Krishna has also been solved(correctly or incorrectly) and shown that the pillowcase supposed to have been found in Krishna’s room with Hemraj’s blood and DNA, was found in Hemraj’s room only.

Rajesh also withdrew his confession during the court trial, but then, what is the meaning of his initial confession? However, at the time of Rajesh’s arrest, the Inspector General of Police, Gurdarshan Singh, refuted this claim of the Noida Police about Rajesh’s confession, and said that Rajesh Talwar had not confessed,and that “No one initially confesses to his crime!”
The Defense counsel for Rajesh has pleaded that even if he might have confessed his guilt,it must have been under duress by the Noida Police.

As to their surmise about Rajesh having been infuriated by finding Aarushi in a compromising position with Hemraj, and his own affair with Anita Durrani being resented by Aarushi, being the motives of his crime, it is based on the statement of Krishna Thadarai, but no satisfactory explanation has been obtained about why Rajesh avoided the opening of his terrace door and pressurized the Noida Police to search outside his house for Hemraj on the first day of the murders if he had not committed the murders. Was he threatened of dire consequences by the murderer/s, if he made any reference to them, and suggested to put the blame for Aarushi’s murder on Hemraj and the other servants, to protect himself?

I don’t know how much truth is there in the general statement of the IG of Police, that
‘noone initially confesses his crime’, and suspect that both the Noida Police and the CBI were initially trying to protect Rajesh Talwar and put the blame for the murder on the servants Krishna and Rajkumar. Even the second team of CBI had submitted their closure report in December 2010 without recommending any punishment for the Talwars, and had only mentioned therein that they had named them as suspects for the crime on the basis of strong circumstantial evidence, but were nevertheless asking for closure of the case without proposing any penalty for them because of insufficient evidence! That way, they had solved their dilemma of blaming either Rajesh or the servants (who, it looks, are also being backed by some powerful people) by choosing the middle way out of calling their inquiry a ‘draw’, but the Talwars themselves made their position difficult by irking the CBI, by protesting against the closure of the case and asking for reopening and reinvestigation of the case!

Coming back to the events on the night of the murder, Rajesh was apparently actively busy at the computer from 11.15- 11.57pm, on 15.5.08 night,after Nupur put on the router at 11.00pm.and left the room at 11.15pm. He had sent one eMail at 11.37.54 and some more at 11.57pm. He had also spoken to someone from US at around 11.57pm. So if he had hit Aarushi, it must have occurred between 11.57pm and 12.08hrs on 15.5.08. The last timeAarushi was mentioned alive was at 11.15-11.30pm on 15.5.08 night,when Nupur saw her, and Anmol spoke to her last at about 11/11.30 PM. It tallies with the postmortem finding that Aarushi was killed between 12-1am,but it is difficult to be sure in respect of Hemraj, who was found one day later In a decomposed state due to lying for one full day on the terrace, in the hot summer of 2008.

This time tallies with that estimated by Dr. Dohre, of the Govt. Hospital, who did Aarushi’s Postmortem, on the basis of the presence of semidigested food in her stomach, and the onset of Rigor Mortis, but there would have been less accuracy in determining the exact time of death of Hemraj, due to reasons given above.

(The Talwars have given 2.00-2.30 a.m on 16/5/08 as the time of her death to the priest at Hardwar,at the time of immersion, even before the time of her death,i.e.12.00, midnight-
1.00 a.m as per Post Mortem report,became known to police,on basis not understood, as they claimed to have been sleeping at that time. It looks like Rajesh deliberately gave the time as 2.00 am as an approximate to convince the police that the murder had probably taken place WELL AFTER he went to sleep, instead of between 12.00-1.00am),though reports mention the time of Aarushi’ death as between 12.00pm of 15.5.08 to 1.00am on 16.5.08. However, it is not feasible for this to be the correct time of her death, for considering that Aarushi is said to have had her last meal at 10.00 PM, the food would have been totally digested by 2.00-2.30 PM, and not incompletely digested, as has been reported.Therefore,her death cannot have occurred so late in the night.

Aarushi might have been killed sometime during the approximately one hour,after Nupur left Aarushi’s room for the night to sleep,and12.15pm, till which time, Rajesh Talwar was very much awake, considering that he sent some eMails, at 11:37:54pm, to the American Academy Of Implant Dentistry, and some more at 11.57pm and had spoken to someone from US at 11.57pm, and was working in Aarushi’s room on her Internet till ‘at least’ 12.08 hrs(after midnight). That is What makes one doubt about the murders having been committed by Rajesh himself, or someone called in by, and with the knowledge of Rajesh Talwar,or perhaps by himself, without the help or knowledge of Nupur!

In fact, it is doubted that Rajesh was awake till 3.43am, the time upto which the Internet was noted to have been on, on 16.5.2008, after Rajesh is said to have finished working on it, i.e.
2.04- 3.43, including the time given by Rajesh Talwar as that of Aarushi’s death at Hardwar,viz 2.00/2.30am on 16.5.2008).Somebody put off the router at 3.43am on 16.5.08, but apparently ‘without noticing that Aarushi had been murdered’, or at least without raising an alarm!

Whatever it is, it could not have been possible for Hemraj or any outsider or servant suspect, whether Krishna or Rajkumar, to have come to Talwar house ,and raped or murdered Aarushi on his own, while Rajesh was up and awake. As such,the three glasses on the table in Hemraj’s room may have been merely preparation for a party for which no one turned up,and the signs of three people sitting on Hemraj’s bed, might be planted evidence or old marks.

It is reported that Hemraj served dinner to the Talwars at 9.30pm, after Rajesh returned home; Aarushi probably sat down to have her food subsequently, I.e. a bit later than the others, at about 9.45 pm, judging that Rajesh’s Driver saw her as already sitting at the dining table with her mother at 9.50pm; then Hemraj served himself at about 10.30 PM,but did not eat it as though ‘someone came and called him suddenly’, or was expected to come. However, no one was reported to have come to meet him either immediately,(or later, till Rajesh was awake and working, I.e.till 00.08am), otherwise he would have had his food.There was just 25 ml of liquid ( liquor)in his stomach, as seen on Postmortem.Then who would have come and killed him?

It is said by some that Krishna had come on 14.5.08 to give him a Khukri that Hemraj had asked for, as he feared for his life.If so, why would Krishna himself strike him with the Khukri? However, the possibility of Krishna having had a fight with him for not leaving the Talwar house job for the sake of their previous domestic help Visnu Thapa on the bidding of the latter, to whom they were all obliged for getting them jobs,cannot be denied. The murder of Hemraj at least, if not of Aarushi, could be because of that.

Krishna is said to have sent an SMS from his phone to the CBI Office number,on May 14,’08 for whatever reason, but CBI does not acknowledge receiving it.

One thing is noteworthy, that Hemraj was said to have been seen last by Umesh driver on 15.5.08 night at 9.50 PM, when he had come to the Talwar house to give the car keys and Rajesh Talwar’s bag, when he saw Aarushi at the dining table with her mother and Rajesh comings out from the inner room, but It has not been mentioned anywhere that Umesh ‘left’ the house immediately after that.

Hemraj had served dinner ( simple, light, vegetarian meal of okra( Bhindi)vegetable, pulses, rice and rotis- in common words, Sabzi, Dal, chawal,and Rotis)to the Talwars at 9.30pm,and afterwards he served food for himself at10.30pm, which remained uneaten for some reason.That is the last that we hear of Hemraj before his murder.

It seems to the police that Rajesh, who is supposed to have come home (with Nupur?) at 9.30pm,and gone out again soon after dinner, to return at 11.30pm, had actually not left the house, but had called Hemraj to go to the terrace, before Hemraj started his meal, i.e. after 10.30 pm,where Rajesh first tried to sort out matters by confronting him with the allegations of instigating his daughter against him and his family and social circle by telling her ‘tales about wife- swapping’ going on in their parties, and trying to make him confess and promise to refrain from gossiping about his family but,the talk did not work out as desired.So he decided to do away with the Gorkha (perhaps with the help of Umesh Driver),by hammering his head first with a hammer on the terrace, and then slitting his throat with a surgical knife that he carried in his pocket.Then he locked him up there,and told Umesh to go away after locking the main door from outside, in order to put the blame of the murder of Aarushi on Hemraj, i.e. if Aarushi’s murder was also a preplanned one.
That may be the reason why he gave her the camera to her in advance as a last effort to persuade her to stop bothering about and discussing her parents’ highly personal and private matters with outsiders.

The murders took place after Aarushi had her dinner, which she had from 9.45-10.10pm. It takes about 3hours to 5 hrs(for heavy meals) for the food to be predigested into a thick liquid’chyle’ in the stomach and go via the Pyloric Valve into the duodenum, (viz the part of intestine immediately after the stomach). The meal which the Talwars had that night, as mentioned above, did not have any heavy items, so full digestion of the food within her stomach would have been completed by 1.30- 2.00 am on 16.5.08).Hence, the finding of semi(half)digested food in her gastric contents indicates that Aarushi may have been killed between 12 to12.30pm, or soon after, thus leaving hardly any time for the servant suspects, Krishna and Rajkumar or anyone else, to go to the Talwar house and kill two people on that fatal night. However, someone could have come just after 12.30pm and done it.

According to a report published by Yahoo!India News,of the deposition of CBI Officer, AGL Kaul, before the CBI Court on 16.4.2013,stating his opinion that Rajesh and Nupur Talwar committed the double murder,the three servants Were at Talwar’s residence on the night of the murder, but that they don’t seem to have had anything to do with the murder!This doesn’t appear at all convincing!

Therefore, one way to determine the exact time of Aarushi’s Death, and identify her killer is to obtain information from the Central Forensic Science Lab,where Aarushi’s gastric contents were examined, about the exact stage of Digestion at which the Food Contents of Aarushi were found in her Gastric contents,i.e.whether in the earlier half part, or final stage, which is also one type of material, rather than circumstantial proof.

If the semidigested food contents were found to be in the MIDDLE stage of digestion, then it follows without doubt that Rajesh Talwar, who was in her room from11.30 to at least 12.10pm, must be the killer, for neither Hemraj nor Rajkumar, nor any of the other two servants could have entered Aarushi’s bedroom to rape and murder her while he was awake.And, as Hemraj is supposed by some investigators to have died only a short while( hardly half- hour) before or after Aarushi, he might have been killed around 1.00am.

According to the CBI Closure Report submitted to the CBI Court, Aarushi is supposed to have had her night meal between 9.50-10pm that night, according to the statement of Umesh Driver, that he saw her sitting at the dining table with her mother, when he went to their house and handed over Rajesh’s bag and car keys to Hemraj, who was serving food to the Talwars then, and that the parents came to Aarushi’s room after the meal,when she took some photos of herself and them at 10.10hrs as shown by the wall clock in one of the photographs.

As per the normally expected time of 3- 4hrs for completion of the process of digestion in the stomach, the food would have been half-, or two-thirds digested by 1+1/2- 2+1/2hrs after dinner, I.e. at 12.15/ 12.30 pm, till which time, Rajesh Talwar must have been awake; but, it the food contents were found in the LAST stage of digestion, the death of Aarushi can be estimated to have occurred After 12.30pm, in which case there is scope to consider the possibility of the crime having been committed by Hemraj,or an outsider( either the servants or anybody else.)

After returning from the terrace at about 11.00pm,Rajesh had complained of his laptop and router giving trouble, and asked Nupur to put on the router of Aarushi’s computer,which was in her room,so he was alone in the room with Aarushi, after Nupur went to sleep. Nupur went to Aarushi’s room around 11.00-11.15 PM,and put on the router, at which time, she saw Aarushi alive for the last time. After that, he could have murdered Aarushi too,in the same way as Hemraj, to make it look like somebody else’s work. Maybe, he even cleaned Aarushi and dressed up the scene at that time itself,because of which, he might have been awake till 3.43 PM instead of going to sleep just after midnight.

During that period, he (or whoever was the murderer) destroyed all the evidence he could think of- the entries in the Mobile phones of the victims and Aarushi’s camera and thought of ways to dispose off both mobile phones. Besides this, an effort was made by some ‘unidentified persons,’ on or after May 19,’08 (i.e 3 days after detection of Aarushi’s murder and 2 days after the Talwars’ Hardwar visit,as also just before their laptop and computer were seized by the Police Officer, (late)Jagjit Singh Mullick, and before Rajesh Talwar’s arrest on 23rd May,’08 ), to delete Aarushi’s profiles from the social networking sites and to change the passwords of Aarushi and Rajesh’s own,that casts doubt on an insider’s involvement, and strengthens the doubt of Honour Killing. However, why the effort to change Rajesh’s password only alongwith Aarushi’s,and why not of Nupur Talwar? That is why no matter how neutrally I try to think about this case, this doubt about Rajesh Talwar being the killer rather than Nupur or anyone else, keeps tugging at my mind! Probably it was to prevent his communications with Dr. Anita Durrani from coming before the public. However, the observation only shows that someone may have tampered with the Computer and Laptop for family honour, but it does not automatically Prove that the person who did it was also the killer of Aarushi and Hemraj.However, the doubt still remains, as the Laptop and computer were taken by the Police on19th May’08, Before Rajesh Talwar was arrested on 23rd May.

Who else could tamper with the gadgets before his arrest except his closest relatives like wife Nupur Talwar and his brother/sister in law, Vandana Talwar? The latter, incidentally, circulated an email some months back, to many people in Aarushi’s name and from her computer and email ID that “Parents are Innocent”, to look like her Dying Declaration, which means that she knew Aarushi’s email ID and perhaps her password too, and used it, though a dead person’s account is not supposed to be used by anyone else, but is meant to be closed down immediately after the death of its owner.

Krishna was said by his landlord and family to have been sleeping in his own house that night. If that is true, he could not have been the murderer or responsible for the deletions.

However,Driver Umesh Sharma,who must have driven Rajesh home, might have been still around and available, as also Vijay Mandal, who was probably sleeping in the garage of the building, to act as the accomplice for the murder, which now seems to be a planned,rather than an impulsively committed crime. For when the Noida Police raided the garage on May21,2008,accompanying journalists are said to have observed some foul smell in the garage during their raid.

It is now deserving of investigation where Rajesh had gone from 10.10 – 11. 00 p.m., and the addressees and contents of the emails made from Aarushi’s computer on 15.5.08 night, from 11.00-11.57 p.m., and what he was looking up on her Internet upto 12.08 that night, as well as why neither he, nor Nupur nor Aarushi responded to Anmol’s phone on their landline in the Talwar couple’s bedroom at 12.00(midnight), when at least Rajesh must be still awake ! Aarushi was habituated to chat with friends daily from 12.00-1.00am every night, but that night she spoke to no one either on mobile Phone or landline after 11/11.30pm. So it is possible that the murders may have been committed shortly after11.30pm, after Rajesh went to sleep; but if the crime was committed by outsiders, it might have been between 12.30at night and 1.00am, (I.e.either Before Rajesh went to sleep OR After he is supposed to have gone to sleep.)

Therefore, there is every reason to suspect that it was at the hands of Rajesh Talwar, at
around 15.5.08 midnight,that the murders took place, perhaps with the help of UmeshSharma, his driver,who was apparently the last person to visit and leave that house on 15th night, probably with the mobile phone of Aarushi,for disposing off that evidence, as the killer of Hemraj is also believed to have done, since the two phones went missing immediately after the murders.

Nupur is innocent, according to me, at least of the murder of Aarushi, but she only is inviting trouble for herself by straining herself to support Rajesh, whose position has been doubtful from the beginning !

( Actually, the fact that the last brief talk Aarushi had with her friend Anmol at 11.00 /11.30 PM on
15-5-08 night, was from the landline phone from Talwars’ bedroom, suggests that her mobile phone was taken away from her shortly after her last talk with him on that phone at about 9.10 PM itself.)

Therefore, it needs to be probed into ‘WHETHER Aarushi and Hemraj, who were killed around the same time ,WERE ALIVE at the time Rajesh finished working at the Internet’, I.e. AT 12.08-12.10 or so,’And left Aarushi’s room to go to his room to sleep’, as the time when Rajesh went to sleep partially coincides with the time of the double murder !

It also needs to be identified with whom the ‘ Partal Male DNA’ found on Aarushi’s pillow and the staircase leading to Talwar’s terrace matches, which does not seem to have been done conclusively yet. Lately, the CBI and Forensic officers claim that both the murders were committed in Aarushi’s room,on her bed,in which case the partial male DNA on Aarushi’s pillow should have been found to match with Hemraj’s DNA, but it is not found to be so.

It is mentioned by NDTV.com in their article, ‘ Who is Nupur Talwar’, that on 15-5-2008,” A little before midnight,(at 11.57 pm as per police records), Rajesh reportedly sent out emails from the computer in Aarushi’s room, and Mother and daughter chatted. Then they all went to sleep- ( must be Nupur first, around 11.15 pm. and Rajesh afterwards.) That night, Aarushi was murdered in her bed.

Her parents, who slept in the next room, say they heard nothing over the sound of the Air conditioner.”( Naturally, as the murders must have already taken place before Rajesh went to his bedroom;and Nupur, who says she retired for the night at 11.00- 11.15 PM, might have been heavily drugged, or persuaded to drink heavily by Rajesh before she slept, as he claims he himself was while going to sleep, to ensure that She wouldn’t get up till morning, so that he would have sufficient time to do all the ‘coverup’ to convince her and the others of his innocence,next morning!

Now, one more version is reported by Noida SP Mahesh Misra, that Rajesh Talwar stated to him on the morning of the murder,that he had lockedAarushi in her room from outside at11.30pm as usual ,on 15.5.08 night, but forgot to lock his own bedroom from inside, so that “it is possible that someone stole the key”(of Aarushi’s room) “from his room,”to go there ! Which servant would dare to do that? To enter the Lion’s Den and steal the key from under his nose, especially from a man of whom the previous domestic servantRaju,aka Nim/Min Raj Kaushal too is said to have been afraid,and also killed subsequently and mysteriously.
And then, what about the emails sent by him from Aarushi’s computer at 11.57pm,i.e about midnight?
He also denied knowing where the key was on that morning; it was later found in the lobby in front of Hemraj’s door, as if kept there by someone with a view to endorse the claim of the Talwars that Hemraj had killed Aarushi and run away! It is this sort of varying and incredible statements and behaviour of Rajesh that casts doubt on his bonafides ! ( Nupur Talwar, on the other hand, gave the police a different statement, that they forgot to remove and bring back the key of Aarushi’s room after locking her in, so that it had remained on the door).

What is strange is ‘how Hemraj did not shout or raise a loud cry of alarm on being accosted by the killer.’ Aarushi may have perhaps been asleep when attacked so that she succumbed before she got any chance to wake up and scream, seeing that she was killed in her bed. However, the blood of Hemraj was found on the staircase railing and door handle of the terrace, but not in his / Aarushi’s room,and bathroom, which suggests that he was attacked somewhere in the passage near the staircase or on the staircase, before reaching the terrace, for which he must be awake when attacked.Moreover, it is stated that his body was found to have strands of the assailant’s hair in his mouth,which means that he was not gagged at that time.Then, how is it that he did not shout loudly enough for the neighbours, esp.immediate neighbour Tandon to hear,or how Puneet Tandon didn’t hear(/ didn’t heed?) his cries, if the passage and staircase was common for both flats ?Besides, the blood in the palm imprint on the terrace wall has also been discovered to be that of Hemraj, forwhich Hemraj must be awake and in the upright position till he reached the terrace. That means that he was struck heavily and his throat slit to kill him, only after he was taken to the terrace by whoever was the killer, before which he was presumably hit but not mortally.He was not killed within the flat like Aarushi for no one to hear. (Was he really caught red handed after Aarushi’s murder, as the investigators had first supposed,and in a guilty conscious state of mind, because of which he did not or couldn’t open his mouth till taken to the terrace?)

The Talwars and Nupur’s Canada cousin, as well as Aarushi’sfriends however,refute the suspicion of any undue involvement between Hemraj and Aarushi.Nupur’s aunt says that Krishna Thadarai planted this idea, and that of an affair between Rajesh Talwar and Anita Durrani, his business partner,in everyone’s mind,because he was sore with Rajesh for having scolded him before patients in the Dentist’s clinic).

The actual ‘relationship’ seems to have been between Aarushi and Anmol- rather than with the servant Hemraj, who may have been only a close confidante – seeing that her parents took away her Mobile phone, so that she could talk to Anmol only on the landline in their presence,and only for 34 seconds, when he rang her up on 15.5.08 at 11.00/11.30 in the night, and did not lift the LL phone at 12.00 though the ringer was on and the phone rang, as they may be thinking that the boy was having a bad influence on the girl.)

There is another report, of Arun Kumar, who led the first CBI Team, which states that probably, on seeing the door of Aarushi’s room open, the servant suspects, who had come to Talwar’s house at a late hour on the murder night,and taken liquor,entered her room with the intention of raping Aarushi, but on her screaming and resisting their advances,Rajkumar, who took the lead, became aggressive,and hit her on her head after gagging her,upon which Hemraj got scared that her
parents might wake up and intervened to stop him. So they first gagged him too,then took him to the terrace and killed him by hitting him and slitting his room with a Khukri. Thereafter, they locked the terrace and killed Aarushi in the same way. However, a question has been raised about how her parents did not wake up by her cries,though her door was open. It is also not clear whether or not they left her in a conscious or unconscious state, when they went up to the terrace with Hemraj, but she must have become unconscious, or she would have been able to wake up her parents before the servants came down to get at her again.

The fact that there is a doubt about whether she screamed at all( though according to the statement of Rajesh Talwar, one reason for their not having heard Aarushi’s screams was that ‘she had a sore throat that day’because of which ‘she may Not have been able to raise her voice to scream’), indicates that the assailant and killer was not Rajkumar, but someone close to her,whom she knew and trusted, and did not expect to be mishandled or harmed by.
Her mother was sleeping.There were two men in the house whom she trusted- Hemraj and her father.Out of these, Hemraj was in acute fear for his life, so even under the influence of liquor
(about which there are two statements,one being that of his Nepali friends who said Hemraj was a teetotaller), it is not conceivable that he would take the foolish risk of going to her room at night for sex,when her parents were in the next room, and ESP as he could get a sufficient chance to be alone with her during the daytime, when her parents were out at work.
On 15.5.08 afternoon itself, it is learnt that they were alone together in the house from 4pm,
after Nupur went to work,upto 7.30pm, when Nupur returned home (or 9.30pm,with Rajesh,according to some other reports). Still, in the video’ India TV special on Aarushi murder’ on you Tube, they both don’t seem to have been upto anything wrong! If Hemraj wanted to take advantage of Aarushi, he could have done it that afternoon, when Aarushi and the proper solitude were both available to him in the house for that. Why would he wait till the night, when her parents would be at home?A person who is mortally afraid of danger to his life is not likely to behave in such a dare-devil way, ESP When there was a better occasion available to him earlier the same day to ‘have the cake and eat it too’!

Her not screaming at the time of murder may also mean that she was killed while asleep,or gagged. If asleep,it would suggest that the assailant had come not so much for sex, but with the sole intention of taking her life, for whatever reason;otherwise, she would have woken up on being molested first, and raised a cry of alarm, or made some effort to wake up her parents/ mother.

(However, it is worth noting that under the Narco and other tests, Krishna mentioned his having ‘witnessed’ Rajkumar, Durrani’s servant molesting and killing Aarushi;as wellas Rajkumar, with Vijay Mandal, Neighbour Tandon’s servant, also killing Hemraj, who, they thought would expose them. Surprisingly,none of them told the CBI investigators that Rajesh Talwar killed Aarushi. If Krishna could defame Rajesh by spreading tales about the clandestine goings- on in his house, he would have revealed the fact of Talwar killing his daughter if the murder had occured in his presence.
Instead, in one report, Rajesh himself is said to have broken down and made that confession before the police soon after his arrest !The reason given by him for that is not clear. Probably it was to the effect that he got angry with Aarushi and inadvertantly pushed or knocked her against the wall, but that he didn’t know who killed Hemraj subsequently.However, he denied his guilt later in the CBI Court).

Perhaps, it may have really started as a usual quarrel between the father and daughter, in the process of which, he lost selfcontrol and inadvertantly banged Aarushi’s head against the wall without meaning to kill her, but when he saw that she had succumbed, he became panicky and sought to save himself of the legal consequenses of Aarushi’s death, as well as its repercussions on Nupur’s feelings towards him, by killing and hiding Hemraj on the terrace with the idea of disposing of him later,and slitting his throat as also that of the practically dead Aarushi to make it appear as somebody else’s work.Thus,Aarushi’s death is believed by some to be a crime of passion, due to a sudden impulse and anger, hence unplanned and accidental, but Hemraj’s was a deliberate and well planned, cold blooded murder !
This tallies with the statement given by Aarushi’s maternal uncle to the investigating agency,in relation to the case, that Aarushi was beaten that night in her home,the reason for which has not been revealed.

Further,It was said by the Talwars that the main door to their Flat was found locked from outside on the morning of 16.5.08,because of which, Nupur Talwar threw the keys down from the balcony on the backside of Aarushi’s room to Bharati, their maid servant, who was the first to come to their house on 16.5.08 morning, to open the door,but the same maid told the CBI Court that on going up to the door with the keys,she found that it was not locked from outside, only latched!
Then, why did Nupur send her down? For giving some finishing touches to the Dressing up of the murder scene? She also asked the maid whether she had gone up the stairs to Hemraj’s room, which the maid said she hadn’t, so it’s possible that the independent door might have been closed without locking from within, if the killer had made his way out through that door.

The CBI Report has stated that Raj Kumar, the servant of Talwar’s business partner and neighbour, had hidden and later disposed off the phones,but it has not been possible to prove that he had come to Talwar’s house that night. It may be that the phones were given to him by someone else e.g. Krishna Thadarai, the Compounder, who is suspected of having received Nupur’s call on that phone on 16-5-08 morning in the vicinity of Talwar’s house, who, in turn, may have got them through Driver Umesh or from Rajesh directly.

It is not clear who is behind the deportation of Aarushi’s mobile to Bulandshahar and Hemraj’s to Nithari /Punjab. About Aarushi’s phone, it is said that it was found on a ‘kacha’ road in the Sadarpur area of Noida, 15/20 days after the phones went missing, may be by that woman named Kusum, who picked it up, and after keeping it with herself for some time, gave it to her brother in Bulandshahar. By that time, it’s memory was wiped clean.

About Umesh Sharma, he is the one who is said to have taken the bloodstained mattress and bedsheet of Aarushi ,and dumped it onto the neighbour’s terrace on 16/5/08,as Rajesh Talwar’s terrace door was locked, as also cleaned and washed the floor and walls of the room,with the help of Vikas Sethi, Rajesh Talwar ‘s Clinic Manager,after her body was taken away for cremation,’with police permission,’according to their statement.It is Strange that the Noida police gave such permission on the very first day of the murder !

It is said that Umesh Sharma had reported late for duty on that morning at 10.00am and that both Rajesh and Nupur,who had not really cried to then, began to cry on seeing him,which is mysterious,and suggests that Umesh may be an accomplice with the Talwars in the crime, or at least knew some bitter secret.

It is reported that Umesh Sharma was taken by the CBI officers soon after the crime to the HDFC Bank branch, where the Talwars have an account, and it was found that Nupur had drawn Rs.26000/- from there recently for purchase of surgical equipment.

Rajesh and Nupur however claim that the double murders have been committed by someone else,probably Krishna,his compounder,in whose room a pillowcover stained with the blood of Hemraj was found,who they said, might have got into the house with the help of Hemraj(who had not eaten that night, as though waiting for somebody ),helped himself to the Whisky in the house, then entered Aarushi’s room, the door of which was open that night, and killed Aarushi and Hemraj , who triedto prevent the attack on Aarushi. The police who interrogated them said that Krishna was sore with Rajesh because the latter had scolded him sternly for making a wrong dental cast, so he had a motive of revenge for the assault on Aarushi.Thus,the Talwars say that they are being falsely implicated in it. The CBI believes that the finding of a bloodstained pillow in Krishna’s room is an erroneous finding due to a ‘mix-up’ on account of a spelling mistake in the report of CDFD( Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics),Hyderabad !This point needs to be investigated more deeply than has been done so far.

There is a report that Hemraj had approached a local social worker four days before the murder in a very frightened state, as though fearing for his life, but it is not clear of Whom. His wife has alleged that 15 days before his death, he had phoned to her, when he had expressed his fear of Rajesh Talwar, may be because the master threatened him of dire consequences if he continued to peep into the interior matters of the master and his family, and gossiped about them to Aarushi and outsiders.What is not understood in that case is, if he was afraid of Rajesh, why he did not leave the job at his place at once. Rajesh too did not sack him, though he might have scolded him for being too inquisitive.Hemraj could not have been afraid of Krishna, as the latter was friendly with him and confided in him about his resentment against Rajesh Talwar. He even asked Krishna to get him a Khukri, which Nepali men keep for their protection, which Krishna brought and gave him on 14th May 2008,I.e. the day just before his murder. Then,of whom else could he have been afraid of?Perhaps, of Driver Umesh Sharma, who was Rajesh Talwar’s confidant, who appears to have been keeping a watch over him and Krishna, as also their conversations, and who is said to have been the last person to visit Talwar’s house on murder night.
Or of Vijay Mandal aka Shambhu, neighbour Puneet Tandon’s servant,staying in the same block, though there is no apparent reason for him fearing either Shambhu or even Rajkumar, Durrani’s servant, unless it has anything to do with Rajkumar’s (and may be Shambhu’s?)lust for Aarushi.Still, that is a mystery.

As to all the interactions of the parents with the girl after 11.00p.m that night,as claimed by them, they may as well be fabricated statements of theirs without any concrete evidence, as for example, their giving the camera to her at night after dinner in her room and her clicking 28photos of them with it, out of which 23 (3/4 th) snaps have been strangely deleted and only 5 photos, mostly of Aarushi alone are seen now. Where did all the other snaps of Rajesh and NupurTalwar go,why and how?

As said before,it is believed that there has been an attempt to change the passwords of Aarushi and Rajesh from their computers by some unidentified people after May 19,2008. What could be the motive behind this but to conceal or distort some facts , and who but Rajesh and Nupur, and/Dinesh Talwar and his wife Vandana Talwar can be suspected of having done this?

To sum up, if the deaths can be proved to have occurred before 12.30pm on that day, it is almost 100%certain that Rajesh Talwar is the culprit,but if it is likely to have happened much after 12.30pm,i.e around 1.00am, there is possibility of an outsider having committed the murders-whether one or more of the servants or one of Aarushi’s friends. As said before, a simple way of deciding whether the deaths, esp that of Aarushi, took place around 11.30-12.00pm or 1.00am, is to find out at what stage of digestion the food contents in Aarushi’s stomach were found.
If in the early/ middle stage of digestion,the chances are of Rajesh having committed the crime for whatever reason.But, if they are in an advanced state of ‘ Pre Digestion’, as the initial process of digestion within the stomach is called, then there is possibility of another person – an outsider having got into Talwar’s house secretly that night,and done it. For that, back reference should be made to the Forensic Science Police, where Aarushi’s stomach contents were examined.Dr. Dohre, who did Aarushi’s postmortem, may also be able to tell, if he had also examined her gastric contents.

One more observation mentioned in he Post MortemReport deserves discussion, viz. the wide open Vaginal Orifice seen in Aarushi’s body, which is not a natural condition.Dr. Dohare stated before the CBI Court that such a state occurs when the body is tampered with at the time when ‘Rigor Mortis’, I.e. stiffening of the body after death has set in,or is about to set in. This process starts about 2- 4 hours after death, and reaches its maximum by 12 hours, after which it remains stable upto about another 24 hours,I.e. the second day of death, and then wanes off gradually as decaying and putrefaction of the body begins to become complete in 36-48 hrs.

Dr. Dohre had also expressed doubt about the ‘ White Discharge’ like substance seen on one side of the vaginal wall and on the mouth of the cervix, that it looked like some white substance introduced within from outside, rather than the natural discharge in young girls’ bodies. It could not be said with certainty to be Semen as there were no sperms found but they may have been washed out during the cleaning of the private parts,that is supposed to have been done on Aarushi after her death. Rape could not be proved as there was no sign of force or resistance, but there was an old tear of the hymen, with fimbriation, which indicated previous sexual exposure. Aarushi is said to have died between 12.00pm-1.00am on 16.5.08. so the Rigor Mortis must have started at about 3.00- 3.30am, in the middle of that night. It is not likely that an outsider would linger on in the house till then, for 3 hours after the murder to meddle with the body. So this tampering with Aarushi’s body seems to have been done by someone within the house, for reasons best known to the person who did it – who was most likely the one who came to Aarushi’s room and put off the router at 3.43 am. He/she may be the killer, considering the general rule that it is the usual tendency of a criminal to revisit the site of his crime. (The Rigor Mortis must have reached its maximum around 12.00- 12.30pm., that is, when the Post Mortem was started).

It is trusted and hoped , in spite of doubts arising from the above observations and considerations, that this is not really a case of incest,and,or murder,to hide the ghastly assault, as some readers suspect! Normally, no one does such a thing with an only daughter,that too, the only child, who has been born after 5 years of marriage, with special treatment, but the nature of some people is very complex, and what prompts them to commit such a crime is difficult to fathom!

Who knows, Aarushi may have told Anmol about any undue intimacy that Hemraj(or Rajesh?)may have had or tried to have with her already, and her relations with Hemraj being found out by Rajesh, for which he might have threatened Hemraj and her with death next time he caught them red handed.

Or else, Anmol might have come to the doorstep of Talwar on failure to get response from Aarushi just after 12.30p.m, and finding the main Iron door just latched and not locked, enteree the house through the door of Hemraj’s room,which may have been kept open that night by Hemraj for his friends, and was about to enter Aarushi’s room when he stopped seeing Rajesh there. So he hid behind the door, saw Rajesh strking Hemraj and Aarushi,and slipped away as stealthily as he had come. If so, he must have told this to the police.It is with such confrontation that Rajesh may have confessed to his guilt to the Police in the beginning, when He may be in a vulnerable state of mind. Otherwise, just being confronted with his affair with Mrs.Durrani,or his displeasure at his daughter’s growing intimacy with their servant,alone does not seem enough evidence to make him break down and confess to murder of the two !

Dr.Naresh Raj, who did the PM of Hemraj, stated in the court recently that the private parts-penis of Hemraj was swollen, which indicates that he may have just had sex,or about to have sex (or in the midst of it?),when he was killed, which may have provoked Rajesh Talwar to kill him, and Aarushi may also have been hit accidentally or impulsively in the shock and anger of the moment.

(It may be to cover up the sexual activity that the cleaning of Aarushi’s private parts, request to Dr. Dohre, who did Aarushi’s PM, to withhold any finding of rape(statutory?considering that there was no evidence of force on Aarushi’s body,suggesting consensual sex),changing of vaginal swabs was done, and Hemraj’s body was hidden on the terrace. One thing needs to be ascertained that she was not given drugs or put to sleep by chloroform before any sexual assault on her).

However, I don’t understand how the doctor could differentiate the swelling and reddishness of the penis of Hemraj, which he ascribes to sex or arousal at death, from the bloating and superimposed discolouration that had spread over the body due to putrefaction.Did he find any other evidence like the pubic hair or blood of Aarushi on Hemraj’s private parts?(The same proof could have been observed on Aarushi’s body if it hadn’t been cleaned and disposed off quickly, which may be the very reason for the hurry! ) Perhaps,the tautness and enlargement of the organ as well as its erection, which may have been retained as such during the Rigor Mortis, may not have subsided by then, as the total period that elapsed after the supposed time of death (0.00-1.00am),16.5.08 to the time of finding his body,at 10.00am on 17.5.08, was about 34 hrs,while the period of Rigor Mortis is generally supposed to last upto 36- 48 hrs, before it starts subsiding with the onset of decomposition.And it is those parts on the lower side of the supine body that begin to decay earlier. So it may be that the decomposition process may not be complete,and may not have reached Hemraj’s genitals by the time the body was discovered.

Yet, one more thing which the police must or should have observed is the state of Hemraj’s pant- was it on, and if so,was it fastened and in order, or unfastened and come down a little like Aarushi’s pyjama and underwear?In one shot in the video’India TV Special on Aarushi Murder’, in which the bedsheet covering him has been lifted to expose the lower part of his body from waist downwards, his dress appears to be in order,but his underwear is seen to be lying by his side on the terrace. If he was having,or about to have sex with Aarushi, it would be in her or his bedroom, probably in hers, as the walls and bed of her room showed blood, not his.So the underwear would be expected to be found there.However, supposing the Talwars had removed it from there, and tidied his dress,to avoid embarrassment, in case of his body found by police and neighbours, they could have thrown his u/w in his room, which is on the way,while taking him to the terrace, instead of taking it along with his body to throw it on the terrace by his side, where also, it gives rise to speculations about whether he may have been engaged in sex with Aarushi just before his murder or not. This consideration, along with the view of Hemraj’s body,properly dressed,in the video,makes one wonder if the u/w too is ‘planted evidence’,to divert attention from the actual assailant! So, just as the other clothes on Hemraj’s body have been verified as his, it should be verified that the underwear, lying by his side is his, and not belonging to any of the servants or
Friends of Aarushi.

The body of Hemraj, which was found at 10.30 am. next day, on 17.5.08, was in a decaying and putrefied condition, so his murder might have taken place about 36 hours before, I.e. at about 10.30 PM on 15.5.08 night, but it is possible that the murder was committed later, and that the body putrefied earlier because of lying under the hot , blazing summer sun on the terrace.Also, there is supposed to have been an interval of just half an hour between the two murders, so it is quite possible that Hemraj too may have died somewhere between 12.00pm and 1.00am, 16.5.08, as per the P.M report, at or after 12.30pm, after Rajesh Talwar retired to his bedroom. If the killer had been able to dispose of the body immediately, he would have done so, but because the murder was committed at night, it may not have been possible to shift him from there right away, which is the reason why the terrace was locked for the first time that night.

Despite the various possibilities in this case, I’ve become convinced about one thing,that Anmol may or may not have killed Aarushi, but his intimate friendship with Aarushi, phoning and visiting her at late and odd hours, and Aarushi’s closeness with him, more than with her parents, and habit of telling him and Hemraj everything-including the private and delicate matters of the family, has played an important and pivotal part in precipitating this outcome because of Rajesh Talwar becoming progressively more and more prejudiced towards both of them and disapproving of their ‘intimate friendship’, and finally impelled to strike her fatally. A report that Aarushi was intending to meet him and show him all the’interesting’ family photos to Anmol that night may have been the ‘last straw’! As to why he/Nupur may have examined and washed her private parts around 3.30-4.00am may be to find out whether she had sex with him and was pregnant, and washed her parts to wipe out any signs of it before the body going for P.M.

About why he got Hemraj murdered may be to eliminate him as a witness of the murder of Aarushi(which he may have seen because of Aarushi’s screaming before her head banged against the wall), and also of other private matters of the family, which he told Aarushi and outsiders.

Still, my contemplation about the Events leading to the murders leads me to discuss the other following possibilities, besides the ones mentioned above :-

A) PHOTOGRAPHS :

If my memory about the Reports ,or if the reports themselves,related to the camera are correct,it is supposed to have been delivered at their residence the same (15th) morning at 10.00 a.m by courier, as per the information on one blog that I came across,so that it might have been seen and used by Aarushi after her return from school at lunchtime itself.Incidentally, she was at her home that afternoon instead of going to her grandparents’ place after school in the afternoons as she used to do on other days, as also Hemraj who had not gone to the Talwar’s clinic that afternoon,saying that Nupur Talwar told him to stay at home to look after Aarushi.

It is stated in someone’s blog that Aarushi had taken photographs of her Parents’ wife-swapping parties on her camera -maybe from the photos in her father’s collection,and wanted to show the same to her friend Anmol that night.

So, may be the parents,on learning about it somehow, went to her room that night at about 10.10pm(when Aarushi was still taking some snaps with it,and showing them secretly to Hemraj while sitting huddled to him), Not to Give, but to Take back that camera from her,before she exhibited those photographs to all and sundry,and ‘Washed their Dirty Linen in Public’. Aarushi may have refused to give the camera back so that a scuffle ensued between her and them who tried to take it from her by force.

Ultimately,things may have come to a point where Aarushi’s obstinacy made Rajesh so exasperated and desperate that he brought out , and hit her with ,his golfstick which was in Hemraj’s room,to make her release the camera . Unfortunately,the blow proved to be mortal and
Aarushi sank under it. Rajesh must be also suspecting Hemraj ,who knew everything about the parties and ‘get-togethers’, of instigating his daughter againt him, so he hit Hemraj,who was trying to make a discreet retreat from the scene, hard on the back of his head,just as he reached his room, and brought him down too.

After this, Rajesh could not see any other alternative but to finish both of them for sure. So he first dragged Hemraj out of the house with great caution and slit his throat with his surgical knife, and surgical gloves,on, or on the way to the terrace, after which he told his driver and compounder to wear gloves and shift Hemraj to the far end of the terrace, near the dividing wall between his and the neighbour’s terrace.This might be the reason that no signs of Hemraj’s blood were found inside Rajesh’s flat, either in Aarushi’s room, or his own, but on the way to the terrace,where anybody could be held for his murder.

Thereafter,he slit the throat of Aarushi also and dishevelled or ‘dressed’ her clothing, to create the impression that some outsider had assaulted Aarushi alongwith Hemraj ,or fought llwith him over Aarushi, then killed both the persons and gone away, throwing the underwear on the terrace and locking the main door from outside. The door might have been closed by Rajesh Talwar himself or by his driver.

(By the way, Nupur has pleaded that she had gone to sleep at 11.00 p.m that night after putting on the Router of the computer in Aarushi’s room,so she doesn’t know what happened thereafter.)

As regards the cellphones of both the victims, the same may have been entrusted either to his driver or compounder for disposal,and the weapon- the ‘khukri’,must have been taken away by Krishna, the compounder.

(According to this supposition,there is no explanation for the Post Mortem finding of ‘extraordinary vaginal orifice dilatation’;but then, that finding itself has been challenged as being an afterthought ,except for the mention of ‘a whitish discharge in the vagina on one side of the wall’ in the P.M. Report,and a later addition by the doctor who did the P.M.)

Just recently, I have read a report of 16.4.2013, that CBI Officer A GL Kaul has stated before the CBI Court that the 3 servants Were in the Talwar house,on the murder night ( though at what time they came there is not exactly known), but Kaul has added ‘naively’ that the helps (whom he seems to regard as Insiders) do not appear to have had ‘anything to do with the murders’!

It is also learnt that during Narco tests, Krishna and the other servants confessed to have gone to the Talwars’ house at a late hour on murder night, and they mentioned particular Nepali songs playing on a Nepali TV channel, run by Journalist- Producer Nalini Singh, while they were in Hemraj’s room.This was confirmed by contacting Nalini Singh, and she affirmed that the songs mentioned by the servants HAD been played among others in the program on that channel that night! From this information, the time of the servants arrival and being in the Talwars’ house can be deduced, as from 11.45 for 1/2-1 hr.

In that case, one reason why the Talwars may not have known when they came and killed Aarushi and Hemraj,i.e. if they have not committed the murders themselves, could be because they were not in the house then, despite the Talwars’ denial of having gone out that night. They may not have gone to a party in a hotel,for which some rooms were booked,as was said earlier, as the CBI has verified that personally, but that does not rule out the possibility of their having gone somewhere else, like Night show of a Film, for which they may have left the house at around12.20/.30at night, after Rajesh finished working at the Internet12.08) without switching off the Router or locking Aarushi’s bedroom door,and may have returned around 3.30/.40am, after which, they may have switched off the router without putting on the light in Aarushi’s room, due to which they did not notice the terrible spectacle of their daughter’s murdered body there. Or perhaps, the Router might have stopped on its own, as they say.

This theory would answer a lot of questions, if the Talwars confess to their having gone out of their house at that time, which they’re not doing for fear of their earning a bad name for themselves as irresponsible parents, at least indirectly responsible for their daughter’s murder, if not directly! Or, as said in one report, It may be that they do not wish to reveal where they had been at that hour, and for what purpose, for whatever reason.

B) The POSTMORTEM REPORT of Aarushi:

The PM report is quite confusing as it does not give any confirmation of recent rape or sex by force, but at the same time, mentions that there is ‘extraordinary dilatation of the vaginal opening’ which the doctor says may be due to some manipulation to open the vaginal orifice after Aarushi’s death,around the time when Rigor Mortis was about to set in, and a whitish substance inside on one side of the vaginal wall, but ‘no sperms’, as well as an ‘Old tear of the hymen and fimbriation.’ However, though this report,if taken for its face value, does not suggest recent sex or rape,( though it is possible that Aarushi might have been drugged with an anaesthetic like chloroform or rendered unconscious by the hitting on the head with a golf stick or hammer,due to which she would not have been able to put up any resistance), it does indicate longstanding habituation to sex ,consensual or forcible, with whomsoever,either Anmol , or Hemraj.

The whitish discharge may be Aarushi’s own vaginal leucorrhoec secretion. Or, it could be due to the dried remains of the soap water used for douching out her private parts,in accordance to the opinion expressed by Dr. Dohre, who did Aarushi’s postmortem, that the white fluid seemed to have been introduced into the vaginal canal from outside. Since no sperms are reported to be present, the fluid cannot be said to be semen, unless it is assumed that the sperms, if any, have disappeared due to the washing of Aarushi’s private parts. According to this supposition, the ‘extraordinary vaginal dilatation’ is explainable as occurring from the use of a ‘vaginal dilator’ for the cleaning of her genitals.

In this context, Genital examination not only of Aarushi’s and Hemraj’s body,but also of the other servants and suspected family members and friends should have been done to rule out or to establish any recent sexual contact of anyone of them with Aarushi,(as a doubt has been expressed about whether she had sex with her friend Anmol, and whether some others like Rajkumar had raped her), which doesn’t seem to have been done.

It is mentioned in Hemraj’s P.M. Report that ‘ his penis was swollen,’but it is also stated that his body was decomposed and bloated when it was discovered the next day after Aarushi was found dead in her room, which can explain the swelling. Also there is no report of any Forensic evidence of Hemraj having had sex with Aarushi, such as any pubic hair or semen identified as his,on Aarushi’s private parts,or Aarushi’s hair or blood on his. There is no definite eye witness regarding that either.

A doubt has been raised about why the doctor who did the postmortem did not report these findings at the beginning itself, and why he came out with them in the CBI Court during a later interrogation only.The reason could be that Dr. Dinesh Talwar, Rajesh Talwar’s brother, and his aquaintances among the U.P. Police who investigated the case first,had brought pressure on him when he was preparing the PM report to conceal the findings.The same thing is being said now by Retired Dy. Suptd. Of Noida Police, KKGautam in the special CBI court too, that he was requested by Dr. Sushil Kumar Choudhary, an Ophthalmologist friend of DINESH, on Dinesh’s behalf,to instruct the Govt.doctor to expedite the P.M,and ‘remove’ mention of ‘rape’ in the report for the sake of the Talwar family’s honour.’ Gautam said that he however declined to make any such intervention in the case. It is not known if DINESH Talwar secretly suspected Rajesh or one of the servant suspects of having committed the rape under influence of drink,because of which he was so afraid of the revelation spoiling their family’s prestige,and was in a frenzy to prevent such a thing from coming to light. For this, he might have induced the swapping of Aarushi’s vaginal samples with another woman. For,if the girl were alive,the rape would have to be hidden for Her honour, no matter who the rapist, even if he were a servant, whom the Talwars would not want to cover up.But,since Aarushi was murdered, there was no question of Her honour being at stake, or her being affected by the revelation; there would be only sympathy for her. However, if it were to be revealed that Rajesh, her father, or any close family member was guilty of the rape and murder,it would be very bad for the family’s prestige and highly embarrassing for the whole family.

The doctor did not take samples of Aarushi’s blood, though some wine bottles are said to have been found by the side of her body. He says that he didn’t take the blood samples because they are usually taken only when DNATesting is to be done. The significance of the presence of the wine bottles is not understood. If the crime scene was dressed up before calling the police, why were the bottles left there? Were they brought and kept there as a part of the ‘dressing up’? One would expect the assassins to take them away with them to remove the evidence. It is also not clear whether fingerprints on the bottles were taken.

The fingerprints of both the victims too haven’t been taken.

TheDNA testing of the strand of hair found in the mouth of Hemraj’s body, and the mark of a human bite, which was an indication of a scuffle between Hemraj and his assassin, was imperative ,as it would have helped to identify the person who is believed to be the killer of Aarushi too, judging from the similarity of their wounds,but this was also probably not done.There may be some swelling on the scalp of The murderer because of Hemraj’s forceful pull at his hair to restrain him. Hence, all the suspects should have been examined for any such injury on their head at the beginning of the investigations,but now the time has gone.

So much of the important evidence in this case, including the Khukri and surgical gloves found near Rajesh Talwar’s house, has been neglected as if the initial investigating agencies didn’t want to find out the truth,which is very deplorable.

As to the missing golf stick found from the Talwars’ house, two years after the murders, and supposed to be one of the weapons used in the murders, it was handed over to the police by Nupur Talwar one year after she and Dr. Ajay Chaddha ,Rajesh’s cousin and chidhood friend, found it in the loft. The club was in a clean and more shining condition than the other golf clubs of Rajesh’s set, as though well polished.

The exposure of his daughter to sex must have become known to Rajesh,so that he and Nupur got the scene ‘dressed up’ to make it look like a scene of nonsexual assault, which they thought would be believed as such by the investigaters, because of the tender age of Aarushi.

The only question is- if Aarushi was found only in an ‘objectionable but not compromising position’ with Hemraj, as claimed,which is supposed to mean that Hemraj was only ‘affectionately hugging and comforting ‘ Aarushi,who was upset because of her father’s alleged affair with Anita Durrani,and that his behaviour was misunderstood, then what is the explanation for the vaginal orifice being ‘extraordinarily dilated’,and ‘old tear in the hymen and fimbriation’ ?

And supposing, as said above, that the dilatation was due to the insertion of a dilator in Aarushi’s vagina, why should the parents get so aggravated or impelled to kill Hemraj and their only daughter? (That is, if they have committed the crime).It may be that Rajesh caught Hemraj just as the latter was ‘about to start ‘ engaging in the sexual act, considering that his underwear was found lying by the side of his body, which is why the parents inspected Aarushi’s private parts before or after her death,to know whether or not sex had taken place already.

More specifically, why would Dinesh Talwar have to ask the doctor doing the postmortem (Dr.Dohare) through the medium of some doctor named Dr. Dogra,to ‘remove’ any mention of sexual exposure or rape in his report, as alleged by Dr. Dohare? (This allegation, however,has not been proved ,as an examination of Dinesh’s mobile calls has not shown any such call). However,
The request to ‘remove’ mention of rape suggests that rape may have been committed on Aarushi!

Another doubt is,how come that the vaginal swab samples taken by Dr. Dohare from Aarushi’s body are suspected of having been changed or mixed up by the Pathologist,Dr. Ritcha Saxena,a friend of Nupur,following Dr. Dohare’s refusal to give assurance that he would avoid mention of rape, with the resultant P.M.Report showing absence of sperms?

Now,lately, it has come out that the DNA Of Aarushi has been extracted from the vaginal samples by a Forensic Science Lab at Hyderabad, and separated it from the other mixed up material in the slides, which is of some other person.

The latest report of the FSL has however said that there is no male DNA found in Aarushi’s vaginal samples, though the whisky bottle shows both male and female DNA, but then, what is the significance of Hemraj’s underwear being discovered by his side ?

There was a doubt about Krishna or his friend Rajkumar who went to the Talwar house that night having raped Aarushi, but CFSL, at a Ghaziabad court, has certified that the blood stains on Aarushi’s pillow do not match the ones on the Khukri found in his possession.

These mutually contradictory observations show that the Talwars are hiding something more that they consider as’ scandalising’ or illegal, that would be harmful for them,socially and legally,if revealed to the public.Perhaps, they are trying to conceal the evidence of sexual assault by some known person, to protect the honour of the girl,who is anyway dead, and for guarding the social status of the family, OR due to fear of blackmail/ displeasing someone influential.

However, to this day, some people are unable to digest the possibility that a father/mother can kill his/her only child, no matter what the provocation.

The answer is simple and akin to the fable of a mother monkey who,when stuck in a high drum or cylinder being filled with water,with her baby, tried ,her utmost at first to save the baby by keeping it over her head,but when the level of water rose to such a level as to threaten her own life,she put the baby below her feet and stood on it to save herself from drowning ! The moral of the story is-
One’s own life and security is more precious to everyone than anyone else’s,even one’s child’s .

This is what has probably happened in Rajesh and Nupur Talwar’s case, who might be loving their daughter,but when Rajesh felt greatly threatened because of her, for whatever reason, he might have struck her on sudden and strong impulse, leading to her instant death ,and he does not have the courage to admit his responsibility for it.

UPDATED:-

C) DINESH VERMA:

Recently, a new and intriguing angle has opened up in this case by the utterance said to have been made by Rajesh Talwar in Ghaziabad court on 24/5/08, after his arrest, that ‘Dinesh Verma framed me”, which has led to speculations among police and others about who this Dinesh Verma is,
why he would frame Rajesh Talwar.

Incidentally, Dinesh also happens to be the name of Rajesh’s elder brother,who is an Ophthalmologic Surgeon having his private practice,and living at Hauz Khas, New Delhi.According to CBI, he is the only Dinesh connected with the case. He is the one who went to meet Dr. Dohre to get the mention of rape removed fromAarushi’s PM report. Also, he is the one who brought the retired DSP KKGautam along with other police officers of Noida and UP and the Media to Rajesh’s house in his absence,on the very next day after the murder, and exposed the hidden dead body of the servant Hemraj, as well as the falsehood of The FIR lodged against that poor ‘missing’ servant, by Rajesh Talwar on the day of the murder, of having absconded after killing Aarushi.

So he is the only ‘ DINESH’ who had come into the picture immediately after the murder,before the arrest of Rajesh, and took action in relation to the murder case in such a way that the whole face of the case changed radically from an ‘open and shut’ case of a domestic servant killing Rajesh Talwar’s young daughter and absconding,as per the FIR lodged against Hemraj by Rajesh on the day of Aarushi’ s murder, to a mysterious double murder case strongly pointing to
the involvement of Rajesh himself in the murder.

However,there IS also a senior Dentist at Ghaziabad, U.P named Dr.Dinesh Verma.This Dr.Dinesh Verma is a Periodontist, MDS (Govt.Dental College, Chennai), working at Monica Dental Clinic,at Ghaziabad,U.P.
There is another who is Reader,MDS,( Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), at Rajasthan Dental College and Hospital,Jaipur,too.
Both these Dinesh Verma(s) must be knowing Rajesh Talwar because of being in the same profession,
There is one more Dinesh Verma who is an Advocate member of the Punjab Haryana High court Bar Association Ltd.,at Chandigarh.

However, it’s not known whether any of them is associated with Rajesh Talwar closely enough to be able, or inclined to frame him out of professional rivalry or for any other reason.

So, in all probability, this’ DINESH framing Rajesh’ is his own brother, as the CBI has rightly guessed and said, long back in June 2008.

May be Dinesh Talwar was fond of Aarushi,and was in his heart of hearts very grieved and angry with Rajesh for killing her,which is why he made independent inquiry and effort to get her justice, even at the risk of exposing Rajesh Talwar, by having the terrace door opened against Rajesh’s will
And in his absence.

Yet,it is worth investigating into,in the interest of the case, the possible role of the Ghaziabad Dentist Dinesh Verma, who is more likely to be knowing Rajesh Talwar and some of the
Ghaziabad-U.P. Police and Court staff, to be able to give them reliable information about RajeshTalwar.

UPDATED(26.11.2013):

Recently, there has been a new revelation that a doctor named Dr. Lalit Verma, known by his surname Verma, a colleague Ophtalmologist working with Dinesh Talwar in the
Dr.Rajendra Prasad Centre of Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi , had accompanied
Dr.Dinesh Talwar, when Dinesh had gone to meet Dr. Dohre, and both had given Dohre their visiting cards. So the words uttered by Rajesh Talwar, while being led to the Ghaziabad Court,
may have been,” Dinesh, Verma framed me !”,Or ” Dinesh-Verma framed me!” ( Meaning both).

D) WAS AARUSHI KILLED BY THOSE CLOSE TO HER ?:

It is stated in a report that Dr.Vandana,wife of Dinesh Talwar (who is an Anaesthesiologist and has been I/c of the Obs.and Gynae. Ward at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi) had come to Rajesh’s house, after 1.30pm on 15/5/08 and had lunch with Aarushi and Nupur. Nupur left for Fortis Hospital at 4.00pm. Vandana too was there till 3.30/4.00pm,after which she left to pick up her son and then went to her clinic at Hauz Khas. She returned at 7.30p.m and both of them remained at home till return of Dr.Rajesh Talwar at night.

(Rajesh Talwar’s Driver, however, is supposed to have said earlier that Rajesh Talwar was on leave and had not gone to work that day. He is also said to have told that Talwar ‘couple’ returned home that night around 9.30-10.00 p.m). So Aarushi must have been alone with Hemraj that afternoon, from 4.00pm to at least 7.30pm, as Hemraj had not gone to the clinic that afternoon as per schedule, because according to what he told another servant at the clinic,Nupur told him to stay at home, since Aarushi was alone there.
Actually,It is said that arrangements were made for Aarushi to go to her grandparents’ place in the vicinity every day after school, and stay there till her parents returned home. In that case, it is surprising that she was left with the servant on the afternoon of the day of the murder.
If that is a fact, then I wonder, how naive and careless people can get, to leave a young girl of 14-15years in the hands of a male servant,however much older than her, just because maybe on that day, the grandparents were not at home!)

I agree with Sagarika Ghosh, Deputy Editor of CNN, IBN TV channel, who said that Nupur Talwar may not be legally responsible for her daughter’s murder, but she is morally responsible as a mother for the supposed sexual exploitation(if not rape) of Aarushi by their servants,and her murder, because she doesn’t seem to have been as vigilant in respect of her daughter as a mother of an adolescent girl should have .

Nupur herself however claims to have returned at around 7.30pm,from her clinic that day too.

Moreover, one Masooma Jha, mother of Fiza, Aarushi’s schoolmate and friend, is said to have
told reporters that Aarushi spent some time on the evening of the crime with them.

It is possible that Dinesh Talwar went to Rajesh’s house on that day’s late night to confront Aarushi,in view of a report in Aarushi’s resume on Facebook that she was beaten in her house that night (by Rajesh or Dinesh?) which is significant.The reason for it is not clear-whether it was because of her talking to Anmol on the landline on 15/5/08 about’ private and delicate family matters even after her father took away her cellphone to prevent her from phoning to him till late hours, or for her supposed growing undue intimacy with Hemraj.

That Dinesh Talwar is said to be the one to have taken active interest in involving Dr. Sushil kumar Choudhary ,and through him the retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, KK Gautam on 16/5/08, for making the request to the doctor who did the postmortem,not to mention rape in the report (as per that doctor’s statement), is also intriguing.Why should he have to make such a specific request if nothing like that is said to have happened, as her own parents claim? This makes one wonder if the girl was indeed raped before murder, and whether he knows who has done it. (Dinesh has however denied this allegation and his contacting anybody concerned with her autopsy to make any deletions in its report has not been proved on examination of his mobile calls either. )

Therefore, it is a matter of investigation whether Dinesh Talwar himself is involved in the murder case personally, along with his brother,as alleged by one Akshay Anand ,who claims to know Dinesh Talwar’s daughter,Shreya through his Website, or if he got the crime done through a servant of his brother or their friends(Krishna or Rajkumar?) because Aarushi posed a threat to the reputation of her whole family. Otherwise, why should there be an apparent effort by Rajesh’s business partners, Durranis, to shield Rajkumar?

Another possibility is that Krishna ,Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal(alias Sambhu?), under instigation by the Talwar’s former servant Vishnu or anybody else, or on their own,got into Rajesh Talwar’s house that night with the help of Hemraj, and helped themselves to the Ballantine Scotch Whisky on the dining table; afterwards ,the others gave an ultimatum to Hemraj to leave the Talwar house at once for Vishnu to rejoin, that was refused byHemraj, upon which they all attacked and killed him with a Khukri.

Probably, they had not intended or planned to murder Aarushi,as their quarrel was with Hemraj and Rajesh, but did so, after Rajkumar molesting or perhaps raping her, partly out of lust, partly due to anger, because of being threatened of exposure for the assault on Hemraj by Aarushi, who came out of her room on her own,on hearing the commotion outside.

Krishna, in a statement to CBI during the Narco test, said that he had gone to the Talwar’s place that night for revenge,(because Rajesh had scolded him badly and threatened to sack him for some mistake in the presence of patients in the clinic), with Rajkumar and Shambhu alias Vijay Mandal,and instigated Rajkumar to attack Aarushi sexually, but Rajkumar killed her on her threatening to expose him. Hemraj was killed thereafter for protesting against the murder and threatening to inform her parents.It is mentioned in one of the reports that the killer entrants in Talwar house that night had also gone near the Talwar couple’s bedroom, but did not or could not enter it.So may be the murderers intended to finish off the whole family, but succeeded in laying hands only on Aarushi and Hemraj too- due to Hemraj protesting against assault on Aarushi, or Aarushi threatening to call her parents.

However, they are being sheltered by RajeshTalwar’s friends themselves (especially Rajkumar,by his employees, the Durranis ,who have tried to prove him innocent by stating that he was present at their home that night and that the blood found on his shirt may be due to boils !), perhaps for fear of the servants being in the know about all the activities and secrets of their social circle,and the likelihood of their exposing the same if cornered.

Even so, , it is strange that even Krishna has been declared innocent and acquitted by the CBI too, just on the basis of the word of Krishna’s family only- that he was at home all night,and the haphazard noting of the colony’s watchman that none of the servants were in Rajesh Talwar’s house that night and that nobody from outside had come and left the house( it has not been specified from what time in that night. For Krishna is said to have admitted to the police of his visit at about midnight to the Talwar house that night for giving a khukri to Hemraj, who had asked for it the previous day).

This acquittal comes in spite of the doubt expressed by Rajesh and Nupur about Krishna’s hand in the crime, and confession by both Krishna and Rajkumar themselves of their entry into the Talwar house that night, as well as of their involvement in the rape and murders,Or at least the admission by Krishna of having been a conspirator and witness to the crime,which was committed by Raj Kumar, according to his statement (and not Rajesh Talwar,whom he declared as innocent),during the initial investigation.

( On another occasion however, Krishna is reported to have said during one of the initial interviews that Nupur told him to take the blame for the murders on himself and make that confession.So it may be that she tried to bribe him to take the responsibility for the murders in their place by offering him money, as rich people often do after committing a crime.)

In this context, it is pertinent to mention that the Delhi Police have informed Noida police that Hemraj was under their scanner as he was receiving calls from Maoists in Nepal ! It is not clear whether the calls were of a friendly or threatening nature and whether Hemraj’s fear for his life was due to them, or if he was indeed having evil designs on Aarushi.

There is a doubt as to whether there is any conspiracy against Rajesh and Nupur by their business partners-cum-socalled friends themselves and their police friends,perhaps in league with his own brother Dinesh too,for whatever reason-possibly to enable Dinesh to disentangle himself and the servants from the case and make Rajesh seem the sole culprit or scapegoat,or because of some internal strife between the brothers, perhaps for property dispute.

Of course, it is not as if Rajesh is absolutely above suspicion, but it is equally clear that he is not the only person or big head linked to the crime ,in view of the suspicious behaviour of Dinesh Talwar and KKGautam , Retd. DSP on the day of the murder and the next, viz the telephonic loop
Between them and Dr. Sushil Chaudhary, Dinesh’s friend, and an unknown Phone no.( perhaps of one of Noida Police Officers who came to the Talwar house on the day of the murder, but did not get the key of the terrace door lock from Rajesh, who drove them from his house to search for Hemraj outside,viz. Dattaram Nauneria or Mahesh Mishra, because no information about the whereabouts of Hemraj was obtained from anywhere till that afternoon, despite an award of Rs.20,000/- having been declared for anyone from the public who gave the information).

A servant alone could not have gone so far as to make important deletions in the camera ,internet and mobile phone of Aarushi, or attempt to change her password and her father’s, after committing the murders, on 19/5/08.

(Now, on 20/7/2012, strangely, an e-mail shown to be of the year 2008 had been issued and circulated among all the acquaintances of the Talwar family through Late Aarushi’s email address and in her name (aarushitalwar2008@gmail.com), that’Parents are innocent’,and it is detected that this has been done by Dr. Vandana Talwar, W/o Dr. Dinesh Talwar,though a dead person’s email account is not supposed to be used by anybody else.

This gives the clue that the attempt made in May 2008 to change Aarushi’s and Rajesh Talwar’s password must be the work of Vandana Talwar and her husband,with probably the knowledge and connivance of Drs. Rajesh- Nupur Talwar ,and not any outsider ! Vandana could as well have written that ‘Parents, Uncle- Aunty are innocent’ in the email ! It is intriguing to see that this e-mail is made to look like a posthumously received ‘Dying Declaration’ from Aarushi !)

A doubt has been raised by some about whether Krishna and Rajkumar or Umesh Sharma, i.e.any of the employees of Rajesh or the Durranis, were hired or used for the kill by Rajesh himself, because he couldn’t summon up the courage to do the execution himself.Quite possible ! That can explain why the parents ‘forgot’ to lock the door of Aarushi’s room that same night ‘by coincidence,'(or by plan?),and to take the key of the room with them to their room, which made it convenient for the ‘intruders’ to carry out their’job’. It also explains what Krishna is reported to have told the investigators at one stage,that Nupur told him to take ‘it’ on himself,whatever that ‘it’ means,and the cleaning as well as’dressing up’ of the scene of the crime and of Aarushi’s body. The problem is that the motive of the crime is still elusive.

However, it may well be Dinesh Talwar,and not Rajesh, who hired them for the murders.

Otherwise,why should KKGautam, a Retired DSP, not knowing and unknown to Rajesh Talwar,visit Rajesh’s house in his absence, next day, on May 17, ’08,on the invitation of Dinesh’s friend Dr. Sushil Kumar Choudhary,an outsider,unofficially(and by one of the Noida Police because of Rajesh’s reluctance to give them the key of the terrace door lock?),seemingly to offer condolences, but give orders to open the terrace door lock in the presence of Dinesh Talwar,thus exposing the terrace and body of Hemraj to his journalist friends whom he had gathered before hand,as well as to the local police and a top UP Police Officer on duty(Nauneria- the owner of the unidentified phone number in their telephonic loop that was created before KKGautam went to Rajesh Talwar’s house)?

Also,what was the meaning of telling them that there was likely to be an ‘ interesting discovery’ up there,as though he expected what they were going to see and had called them with the deliberate intention of letting them have ‘firsthand view and access’ to the scene,and using them as witnesses for implicating Rajesh(as well as for destroying evidence against Dinesh)?

Was Rajesh taken into confidence and his acquiesence to that step obtained beforehand?
If not, as Rajesh Talwar claims,then why was Rajesh’s terrace opened in the presence of Dinesh Talwar only, and why did Dinesh stay behind and call Gautam to Rajesh’s bedroom and request him in confidence to arrange to open the terrace door in Rajesh’s absence,instead of proceeding to go with Rajesh to the crematorium to collect Aarushi’s ashes for performing her last rites at Haridwar first time itself ,when he knew that Rajesh had avoided giving the key of that door to the police on the previous day?

It is true that Rajesh’s avoiding of giving the terrace door keys to the police for whatever reason, though the terrace door handle was supposed to be showing dried bloodstains, was absolutely unjustified,and that together with his feigning not to be able to recognise his own servant, and escaping from that place as soon as someone else named him, which smacks of guilty conscience, is what makes one question his innocence, and suspect his hand in the murders.
( Nupur though, is said to have affirmed that the body was that of Hemraj from the tailor’s label on the inside of his shirt collar).

However, Dinesh’s action of calling and requesting KKGautam to get the door to the terrace opened by breaking open the lock -which Rajesh was clearly trying to avoid- in his absence,raises doubts about Dinesh’s motives and his role in the crime also, esp.in relation to Aarushi,whose Postmortem report he is reported to have tried to influence, and about whether he is secretly trying to save his own skin and get Rajesh and Nupur trapped, suggesting that all is not really well in the relations and mutual loyalty of the brothers.

Perhaps it was at Gautam’s place that the killer( whoever it was) stayed that night, considering the statement under the title of the article ‘Do you think Dr Rajesh Talwar killed Aarushi (on whom he doted) and Hemraj?’ published by the Merinews Website that-
“The phone of Aarushi remained within the vicinity since KKGautam stayed there.”

In this context,it is indeed a matter of speculation whether, as said before,Dinesh Talwar himself is that Dinesh Rajesh shouted at, while being taken to the Court on arrest, considering the initiative taken by him to bring KKGautam to Rajesh’s house in his absence, the very next day after Rajesh’s avoiding of giving the key of the terrace to the police, in the name of offering condolences,and then getting the terrace door opened through Gautam in full view of the local and top UP Police Officers and Media.

However, there is another view taken by CBI of Rajesh Talwar’s absence at his house on the occasion of opening of his terrace,viz. deliberate avoidance of being present on the site when Hemraj’s body was found and exposed to the police,on the basis of the testimony of the priest of the cremation ground where Aarushi was cremated, Krupa Shankar Tripathi, that the Talwars had opened a locker there on 17/5/2008 morning to keep Aarushi’s ashes, and they were to go for their immersion to Haridwar the next day. However, they returned within half an hour to take away the ashes, saying that the elders of the family told them that the ashes of an unmarried young person should not be kept in the hose for long,and should be immersed the same day.

A neighbour of the Talwars, Mr. Tandon, in whose terrace Aarushi’s blood soaked mattress was kept, also testified in the court today that the Talwar’s terrace had never been locked before that day, and that it was not the Talwars,but he who took the initiative to call the police in the morning of the day of the murder, because a relative of the Talwars said their landline phone was not working. The CBI however,said that this was not convincing as the Talwars could have used their mobile phones to call the police if they wanted to.

The alibi of the landline phone not working,on the morning of the murder – 16/5/2008, is flimsy ‘,as it was working allright till the previous night, judging from the fact that Anmol, Aarushi’s boyfriend, is said to have spoken to her on that phone at about 11.00 P. M., as her mobile had already stopped responding after their last talk on it upto 9.10 P.M.( In that case, it should be known what reason Aarushi gave him for not responding to him on the cellphone after 9.10 P.M, as the countdown of her gruesome murder that was to follow an hour or two later seems to have already started since 9.10-9.50 P.M., considering that her maternal uncle is supposed to have told the the investigators that Aarushi was beaten that night, for reasons not disclosed).Thereafter, when he phoned on that landline which is in the bedroom of Aarushi’s parents at midnight,about 00.08 A.M(12.08 P.M at night), the phone kept ringing but no one lifted it somehow. Nupur has said during the police interrogation that she had gone to sleep in her bedroom just after 11.00P.M on 15th night of May 2008. In that case, at least she should have heard the ring, if not Rajesh , who was said to be busy on his Internet, unless she purposely chose to ignore it. Or the ringer of the phone may have been put off, as she did sometimes to avoid receiving very late calls.

(An SMS sent by Anmol to Aarushi’s cellphone at 00.30 A.M (12.30P.M), because of his repeated failure to be able to speak to her on her Mobile after 9.10 P.M.,and on the landline also at12.00P.M,remained unreceived too.What was going on in the Talwar house between 12-12.30 that night, and where were Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, or what were they doing then? Was everybody engrossed or engaged in the murder being committed at that moment, so that no one noticed the phone ring?)

What is suspicious about Anmol’s repeated efforts to contact Aarushi that night from 9.00- 12.30 P.M in one way or the other, first by talking to her on her Mobile, then on the Talwars’ landline, and by SMS at 12.30 at night,after she became unavailable for talk,Is that he seems to have been highly anxious about something. It may be that he had got some foreknowledge of what was to befall Aarushi in her own house that night and wanted to warn her thereof in time, in advance,for which he had phoned on the Talwars’residential landline also at around 11.30P.M, and managed to get her on the line then, but their talk was interrupted and stopped abruptly within 34seconds, probably by her parents.

It might have saved Aarushi’s life if, on his ring on both, her Mobile and the Landline being unattended at 12.08 midnight, he had informed the Noida Police about his worry then itself. But,Perhaps, he feared that his trying to contact her repeatedly at that late hour may arouse the doubt of the police against him only, in view of his age, especially if there was no criminal record against the Talwars till then . And in case Rajesh Talwar had good contacts with the Noida Police, they would have told him about the boy’s complaint then and there, bringing Anmol Agarwal himself under Police suspicion and arrest. Worse still, the boy might even have been implicated in the crime being plotted , taking advantage of his ‘frantic’ efforts to contact Aarushi at that time.

Anmol should therefore be questioned gently in confidence by the CBI about the actual reason for his trying to contact Aarushi again and again that night, to get the truth out from him, during this present session of Court trial itself,in the interest of justice to Aarushi ,as he was the last outsider and friend to have spoken to her that night,just1/2 -1hour before the presumed time of her murder, I.e. between 12.00 ( midnight) and 1am on16/5/08.

It was found that the Router of Rajesh Talwar’s Internet, which is in Aarushi’s room, was on till 3.43 A.M.on 16/5/08. In many houses, the Router and the Landline share a common switch board and wireline. So, it follows that the Landline phone must have been in working condition till then. What could be the reason for it’s going out of order thereafter ? In some houses, when the router is put on for working on the Internet, the landine phone becomes unavailable for talk for the time being. The same thing happens if the ringer of the phone is taken off. Something like that might have happened in this case too, as the router was seen to have been put on at 6.00 A.M, I.e. almost immediately after the Talwars woke up on 16/5/08 morning,and, according to their claim, first saw the Aarushi’s murdered body.Again, it’s from the same phone that Nupur made the call at 6.01am to Hemraj’s mobile which has been recorded as received for a few seconds before disconnecting. The same phone was said to be out of order within as little time as by 6.15am,at which time the neighbour Tandon came there and asked whether the police had been informed!Ultimately, it was Mr. Tandon who took the trouble of informing and instructing the Security Guard to intimate the incident in L-32 to the Noida police and call them over!
So a doubt arises whether the Talwars deliberately disconnected the Landline phone line as part of the ‘dressing up’ of the crime scene.

Therefore, it is uncertain whether the neighbours Punish Rai Tandon and KKGautam are acting as friends of the Talwars, or secretly and unofficially helping the Police and CBI, seeing the way in which The latter shook himself free before the CBI Court,by denying any acquaintance with the Talwars prior to his visiting Rajesh Talwar’s house ( which is said to be in Gautam’s neighbourhood in Noida) on 17/5/08,on Dr. Sushil Kumar Choudhary’s request ,as also of any involvement in their effort to influence the doctor who did Aarushi’s Postmortem,to avoid mention of rape in the report.

Well, if whatever he did or said was in good faith and in the interest of justice to Aarushi, it was the right action on his part.

It would have been helpful to hear what the milkman whose phone on Hemraj’s mobile at Talwar house on the night of the murder,had to say, in the CBI court.

UPDATED (22.6.2012):-

E) AARUSHI DIED OF MTP ?:

One More Possibility, in view of the several (250)phone calls said to have been made by Nupur Talwar to a lady doctor during the week,and 21 calls on 15/5/08,is that she may either have made those calls to Anita Durrani ,(to whom Rajesh Talwar too is said to have made 197 calls around the same time, and 6 calls on 15/5/08 night ), to find out what was going on between her and Rajesh,as both Anita and Rajesh had not gone to their clinic that day.

Or she may have contacted a lady obstetrician on suspicion of Aarushi having become pregnant, because of her excessive intimacy with some boys,esp.Anmol,with whom she had 688 cellphone contacts within the last 45 days, and perhaps with Hemraj too.Aarushi is said to have made a confession over her Orkut site to her parents about some trespass committed by her, “as many do nowadays”,and apologised for it while promising not to do ‘it’again as they did not like it. It is not clarified what that ‘it’ was about.

So, the whole bloody event could be the result of an effort to get her aborted at her residence surreptitiously, with the knowledge and help of a doctor who would not divulge the secret outside. Perhaps Vandana Talwar herself, being an MBBS doctor,anaesthetist and i/c of a Gynaecological Operation Theatre,may be having some experience of Medical Termination of Pregnancy,and thus, ventured to do the job for her family’s honour, as the lady doctor(Obstetrician?) consulted earlier
by Nupur, to whom she is said to have made 21 calls on Thursday, 15/5/08 also,might have refused to do the MTP;and she,Vandana, may have agreed to do it,suspecting a close familymember of being responsible for the problem.

The blow on Aarushi’s head maybe because of her refusal to undergo the operation, in spite of all the persuasion, camera gift, and beating by her parents to force her to agree for the MTP.

In view of this, the gesture of giving the camera ordered for Aarushi’s birthday, more hi- tech and costlier than the one she had asked for, before her birthday, may have been their last effort to persuade Aarushi to agree to undergo MTP,which she may not be wanting, in case she was expecting a love- child from Anmol (or Hemraj perhaps ),which she may be wanting

In fact, it may also be that Anmol was phoning frequently and frantically to her on 15/5/08 night, as he might have come to know of the plan of Aarushi’s parents to get her aborted that night, and may even be instigating her to run away with him immediately, to escape the MTP, as he too may be wanting to marry her instead,and keep the child,of which Hemraj had come to know.
Otherwise, why would Hemraj be blackmailing her over him, as one report says ?

Hemraj might have been struck for being a witness to the operation,and perhaps of the (rape by Rajkumar, or ) sexual relationship/affair between Aarushi and Anmol also, for which he was blackmailing her. Or, for being suspected of being responsible for Aarushi’s condition himself.

Aarushi may have collapsed during the process of Abortion by Dilatation of the Cervix and Curettage of the Uterus( D and C ), so that Vandana and the parents got scared and finished her off by slitting her throat, to divert attention from her private parts. (This could explain the absence of sperms despite the dilated vaginal orifice.)May be this was also what DINESH Talwar was trying to do, by influencing the Doctor doing her P.M, to withhold any evidence pointing to rape, for the sake of the family’s honour, thus,cleverly, giving him a leading hint,in order to ‘turn his mind to’look for signs of Sexual assault like Rape by an Outsider, and think of the dried white liquid inside Aarushi’s vagina as semen,( or natural discharge), which any body would be led to suspect and believe,in the case of a young girl, rather than a ‘ Medical ,I.e.Surgically induced Sexual Assault’ like MTP ,or Tampering with her private organs by invasive procedures like Dilatation and Washing/Cleaning of the Vagina, by ‘Medical Insiders ‘!

However, there is no clear proof of effort being made to induce MTP In this case. Could it be that Aarushi had reached a stage of pregnancy when its termination was no longer feasible, because of which the family, after trying that first,killed her to save their honour,i.e. ‘honour killing’ by slitting her throat !

The vaginal dilatation may be because of an attempt to do P.V.(Per Vaginal examination)of Aarushi with the use of a Vaginal Dilator,to know whether or not Aarushi was exposed to sex,whether she was pregnant, and if so, in what stage, as well as to wash out her vaginal canal,in case of any suspicion.

The other possibility of course is that the sperms may have been washed out due to the cleaning of the private parts if it was a case of rape.Dr. Dohre,who did Aarushi’s P.M, has stated that the girl’s private parts seem to have been washed, which is obviously the work of some insider. For why would a rapist or assailant stay on to wash his victim’s private parts ?

That both Vandana Aunty and Dinesh Talwar were also there at Rajesh Talwar’s house on the night of 15/5/08, has been suggested by one Akshay Anand claiming to be knowing Shreya Talwar, d/o Dinesh Talwar and cousin of Aarushi ( Ref. his letter dtd.Feb.14,2011, on Google through http://www.You Bihar. Com,Bihar Social Networking).

F) MYSTERIOUS SURROUNDING PEOPLE:

It is mentioned in one report that there were bloody footsteps of someone inside Aarushi’s room but not outside.This may be because the killer/s, whoever it was,may have removed the footwear outside the room and come into the room on tiptoes to catch the person/s inside unawares, committed the murder of Aarushi and left after putting on the footwear again. These bloody footsteps should have been investigated by their size and other ways to identify the secret prowler/s,and to know whether it was insider/s or outsider/s who were lurking around that room that night to execute his/their murderous intent. Instead,Driver Umesh Sharma and the other domestic staff of Rajesh Talwar washed and cleaned the floor of Aarushi’s room and the Door Mat of that room, and ‘ washed clean ‘ the footprints and other evidence, with the consent of the Noida Police , at 4.30 P.M on 16/5/08 ( that means even without waiting for Aarushi’s Post Mortem report to be officially declared ?)

One more thing that needs to be brought to notice, is that a mystery scrapper was said to be visiting Aarushi regularly on her Orkut profile,who reminded her of murder victims on Internet sites, which is suspicious.It is not known whether this person was just trying to scare Aarushi for fun, or was wanting to warn her about something,or had anything to do with her murder, and should be traced and taken to book at the earliest.Perhaps Aarushi’s other friends , especially her boyfriend Anmol, who were also corresponding with her on Orkut, may be able to give useful lnformation about the person’s identity, as it is likely that the scrapper might have been old boyfriend of Aarushi, whom she left for Anmol Agarwal.

The whole problem is that while the Talwar couple says that they want the case to be followed up and seek justice for their child,they are not willing to shed their tight- lipped and secretive behaviour, because of which they give the impression of constantly concealing and withholding some important information from the investigating agencies,e.g Who is Dinesh Verma and why he should frame Rajesh.

Is it because of any professional rivalry between this Dinesh Verma and Rajesh Talwar, due to his hitherto flourishing practice ?Or their strained relations maybe because of some social squabble between them for whatever reason.

G) THE LACKADAISICAL ATTITUDE OF NOIDA POLICE and CBI :
The indifference of the Noida Police and CBI’s ‘unwillingness’ to take serious and prompt heed of the longstanding demand of the Talwars for the ‘Touch DNA’ test to be done on the fingerprints on the bloodstained Scotch Whisky bottle on a table in Talwar house also raises doubt about whether they are trying to hide the identity of the real killer/s under someone’s influence and pressure.

However, it is mentioned by the CBI that they have examined the fingerprints on the Ballantine Whisky bottle on the table,which indicated the presence of a ‘fifth person’in the Talwar house on the night of the murder,as the fingerprints do not match those of the occupants of the house ,or any of the suspects, viz. Krishna,Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal.

It may be noted that the only person who is neither an occupant of the house,nor a suspect so far,is Umesh Sharma,Rajesh Talwar’s driver, who had come to the Talwar residence that night at around 10.00p.m under the pretext of giving the car keys and Rajesh’s bag,but who doesn’t seem to have been taken into custody and interrogated elaborately like the other servants so far,and has been spared for some reason, though it said that he was thrashed by the CBI personnel after questioning him about the missing evidence and items related to the murder.If he was so innocent that he was not taken into custody with the others, what was the need to thrash him ?It is worth checking therefore, whether his fingerprints have been taken and tallied with the unidentified fingerprints of the ‘fifth person’, and doing it if the tallying has not been done till now.

H) CONTRADICTORY CBI REPORTS:

It is seen that some of the findings reported are contradictory to one another,e.g.in CBI reports, it is stated that only Aarushi’s blood was found on Rajesh Talwar’s clothes on Forensic examination, but not of Hemraj,and that Nupur’s dress was clean, whereas Umesh Sharma, driver of Rajesh,Talwar’s maidservant, Bharati, and Even RKSaini, CBI’s Own counsel, say that his clothes on16/5/08 morning were the same as he was wearing on the previous evening,and without bloodstains.Who is to be believed?

However, the Forensic tests, which have been able to detect small amounts of blood barely visible to the naked eye, could indicate that Rajesh killed Aarushi, and Hemraj was killed by an accomplice, whosoever it may be. He and the accomplice may have worn an apron over the clothes after hitting the two with the stick before slitting their throats,hence the absence of stark blood on Rajesh’s clothes. The bloodstains on the Scotch Whisky bottle in Talwar house have been confirmed by FSL , Hyderabad that they do belong to the two victims.

Yet another discussion is about whether Hemraj had consumed liquor that night or not, with some reports saying he did, considering the presence of three glasses and some wine bottles on his table and some denying it. Probably, he did.

One more point of dispute is about whether Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were the only people in their flat that night with the murder victims,as according to the statement of the colony watchmen,or whether there was a ‘fifth person’ in that house too,as suspected by the presence of fingerprints on their whisky bottle that did not match the fingerprints of any of the known people inside the house. That ‘fifth person’ has not been identified or verified yet.

What is not understood is that if the culprit/s are people known to the Talwars,whom they are trying to protect, as supposed, why would they insist on the ‘Touch DNA’ test for detection of the murderer/s ? Have they managed to get some unsuspecting person,to touch the Whisky Bottle before the investigations for trapping in the case?

I ) ROLE OF NUPUR AN ENIGMA :
About the role of Nupur in this case, it is as mysterious or enigmatic and inscrutable as her behaviour and her studied ,resigned, ‘matter of fact’expression,which seems to speak as if “whatever has happened is bad, but it was an unavoidable,though painful, necessity,”that lends credence to the general suspicion of honour killing. She exhibits a remarkable control and composure, which looks like indifference.

(It is learnt that the Noida police have given credit to Rajesh Talwar by saying that it was he who informed them on 17/5/08 morning that there might something important on the terrace,eg eeapon of the crime,but his brother Dinesh claims that the police had come to know about the blood stains on the terrace door and railing around on May 16/2008 itself.)

J) WAS RAJESH THE ACTUAL TARGET ?:

One more possibility suggested by some, is that Krishna had actually come to assault Rajesh that night,but on being opposed by Hemraj, got furious and attacked him instead with a hammer or stick and Khukri, after taking him to the terrace,and Aarushi too,who came out of her room on sensing some trouble outside,to remove her as a witness. It is learnt that Krishna said under narcoanalysis, that Rajkumar and Shambhu had gone towards Talwars’ bedroom, but came back on finding that door locked.

However, this theory makes it even more difficult to understand Rajesh’s resistance to opening the terrace door before the police, for,normally, a person who has lost his only child and suspects a proposed attack on himself,would be the first one to want the door opened.

K)PLOT AGAINST NUPUR TALWAR ?:

At the end,one more doubt has come up due to Nupur being held in judicial custody for three long months without bail in spite of there being no sound proof against her of involvement in the crime,while Rajesh,the co-accused, was enjoying the freedom of prolonged,uninterrupted bail since July 2008,about whether there is a plot being hatched by Rajesh Talwar,Anita Durrani,Dinesh Talwar and Rajesh’s supporters among the police,CBI and legal system to make Nupur the scapegoat eventually.

For, ever since the closed case has been reopened for hearing, in Jan 2010, her name is being included as guilty for offences, one by one, that were lodged only against Rajesh Talwar till now, in all these four years,viz. Making her a coaccused for the murders with common intent, and now declaring that the blood and female DNA of Aarushi has been found on her clothes too, besides Rajesh’s. No such fresh, additional ‘ discoveries’ are being reported against Rajesh, who was till now, the main accused.

L) CONCLUSION :

Finally, a decision is reached about the identity of the killer/s,by the CBI on 16.4.13, i.e.Rajesh himself alone, killed Hemraj,and Aarushi along with him by accident.

As to the Talwar brothers, it may be said that on the basis of the existing proof,Rajesh appears to be the one directly responsible for the murders,at least of Aarushi,as his relations with daughter Aarushi were strained,and ,he was awake and working on the computer till around 12.00 p.m (midnight) on 15/5/08,i.e a very short while, a couple of minutes or just an hour before the estimated time of the murders,which is anywhere between 12.00hrs.(midnight) to 1.00a.m on 16/5/08 or possibly earlier than 00.30a.m when Anmol’s SMS failed to be received by Aarushi’s cellphone. Nupur had gone to sleep after 11.00pm.
Dinesh Talwar too,is almost openly involved to a great extent in the surreptitious cover-up of evidence , in Aarushi’s and Hemraj’s murder case, as appears from his contacting the doctor doing Aarushi’s postmortem not to mention rape in his report, but somehow he has been acquitted by CBI, may be because of his friendship with Dr. Sushil Kumar Chadhary, who in turn,has powerful contacts in the Police Dept. through KK Gautam.

(For, as mentioned before by one Akshay Anand,who claims to know Shreya,d/o Dinesh Talwar,on ‘You Bihar.’com, Bihar Social Networking, Dinesh Talwar had come there and started it all by hitting Hemraj,with Rajesh following suit by striking Aarushi,allegedly on Hemraj being caught red-handed in Aarushi’s room at that late hour, and their wives, Vandana and Nupur Talwar also joining in to help the Talwar

(Thinking of it,Hemraj himself too may not be as innocent as he seemed to be . For one website, The Pioneer is said to have reported that he knew about Aarushi’affair with a boy and was blackmailing her for it. It is also learnt that he was getting calls from Maoists in Nepal , as reported by the Delhi police to the Noida police. So it may be more on their account that Hemraj feared for his life actually,and not so much because of the Talwars.)

One source has even said that Hemraj misbehaved with and killed Aarushi and then himself got murdered by the people in whose presence he had molested Aarushi, though why his own acquaintances should kill him for molesting and killing Aarushi is unclear. It is more likely that they saw and misbehaved with, and then killed her and him.

Being threatened by the killer/s could be the reason why Rajesh Talwar was hesitant to open the terrace before the police on 16/5/08, and allowed the body to rot on the terrace for 24 hrs.till the next day.)

In that case, Aarushi’s murder may be truly a domestic tragedy, wrought by her.

A point has been raised about how the two workers of Rajesh did not notice the body of Hemraj when they went up to the neighbour’s terrace for keeping the bloodstained mattress of Aarushi there,which they have explained by saying that they did not see the body because it was placed close to the dividing wall on the other side and covered with the cooler lid.

(By the way, it is surprising that Mr.Punish Rai Tandon, the neighbour,allowed them to keep that murder proof on his terrace, if he was informed and his prior consent for it was taken, that is ! However,no suspicion has been raised about his connection with the crime

The whereabouts of Rajesh Talwar’s car and trips made by Umesh, driver on 15/5/08 with Rajesh, who, Umesh said did not go to his clinic that day ,but returned home late,at 10.00p.m ( 11.00 p.m.according to some reports) and thereafter,should also be inquired into and scrutinised for any dubious movements. It is said that both Rajesh and Anita were on leave that day, and he is said to have made six calls to her on Thursday night. Since Umesh was driving him around, the particulars of all the places Rajesh visited that day must be known to him.

So, it is likely that he was taken into confidence to carry out or to participate in the execution of Rajesh’s macabre plan,and asked to stay over at the Talwar’s place but not within their house- i.e. on their terrace itself (?),or close by within a calling distance,that night ,for the purpose,perhaps within the building with Vijay Mandal, the neighbour’s domestic servant, who,according to the statement of his employer,Punish Rai Tandon, had slept in the garage that night (from where a foul smell was reported to be coming during the police investigation soon after the murders), and left in the early morning quietly after locking the main door from outside.

India TV channel has hinted at the hand of Umesh Sharma in the murder by mentioning in their Video Report in Hindi, that “Aarushi ki body ko postmortem ke Liye le Jane ke baad ghar ke naukaron ne Uska room dho daala. Aur phir ‘quatil’ ne uska khoon se sada Gadda Aur cheddar uthakar padosi ki terrace par daal ‘Diya”. It is generally supposed that no outsider would stay on to clear the site of the crime, but Umesh, being an employee of the Talwars , got the chance to stay back at Talwar’s house and remove much of the evidence in the name of cleaning Aarushi’s room, officially- after the body was taken by Rajesh and brother Dinesh for cremation- which he says he did with the instruction and kind consent of the Noida Police.

The Forensic Science experts examining the evidence in this case have opined that Aarushi’s murder was committed by someone ‘very close’ to her.Hence it follows that either her father or uncle,or both,being her closest relations,besides her mother, must have killed her for family honour or whatever motive. For Anmol, her boyfriend, and Hemraj, the other two persons close to Aarushi, do not really seem to have any hand in her murder, as Anmol was not around her when it happened, and Hemraj himself was also put to death the same night in the same manner.

Hence, the ‘Paanchwa Kaun’ that was there in Rajesh Talwar’s house on the night of 15/5/2008,besides the two murder victims, and Rajesh -Nupur Talwar, could be either Driver Umesh and/ or Raj Kumar,or perhaps, Dinesh Talwar, though the CBI has let them go scot-free!

MAIN QUEST OF TALWARS :

So far as the striving of the Talwars is understood, their main aim and wish is to prove three things,for the sake of saving the good image of Aarushi Talwar and her parents, with the help of truth or untruth, viz.:
(1) That the assault on Aarushi leading to her murder was a non- sexual attack;
(2) The double murder of Aarushi and Hemraj was not committed by Rajesh or Nupur Talwar; and (3) There was no sexual or clandestine relationship between Aarushi and Hemraj or anybody else.

In short, it appears that they’re actually more interested in making the CBI arrive at a ‘theory’ which,besides freeing them of the criminal charges against them,restores the good image and dignity of Aarushi and themselves in society , in the name of defending Aarushi’s honour, rather than in driving the investigating authorities to find out ‘the identity’ of,and punish the ‘real killer’.

The Talwars claim that the double murder is the work of the servants of their clinic and of their business partner,because of some internal fight between them and Hemraj, in which Aarushi,unfortunately got trapped in as an unplanned victim by being an accidental eyewitness to the scuffle.

They also explain why they did not get alerted in time by the commotion and deadly happenings in their house just in the adjoining room of their daughter,by saying that they could not hear the sounds because of the loud noise of the Air Conditioners in both the rooms .
Agreed .

BUT-and here is the crux of the matter- that it is not at all convincing that the servants would have lingered at the site of the crime after doing it,at the risk of being caught ,just to clean up Aarushi’s room,bed and body. Instead, if they are clever,as they seem to be, they’re more likely to have used gloves ,aprons and stockings for committing the murders from the beginning to avoid being detected through their fingerprints or any other signs (as is seen from the print of a hand on the terrace wall,which did not reveal any fingerprints. Nevertheless, the investigators have succeeded in extracting and showing the DNA obtained from that handprint to be that of Hemraj.)

However, Umesh Sharma did carry out the disposal of murder proof like Aarushi’s mattress, and participated actively in the cleaning and washing of her room. Could it be that he stayed over in the building garage that night without the knowledge of the Talwars,and committed the murder of Hemraj single-handedly or with some outsider ?

But, if the parents have done the cleaning,what could be the reason?

Perhaps, or probably, both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar had agreed to a pact with any one or more of their servants, probably Umesh, (on feeling the need to do away with Hemraj,whose activities they had started finding embarassing, obnoxious, troublesome and alarming to the point of exasperation and distress for whatever reason )

According to me,That may be the reason why the Talwars emphatically deny having murdered Aarushi-Hemeraj ,and were pressing the CBI so confidently to get the ‘Touch DNA’ test done, because they, THE TALWARS HAVE NOT MURDERED AARUSHI-HEMRAJ,but THE TWO WERE KILLED BY OTHERS, probably Umesh driver, (who is working loyally with Rajesh to this day and has turned into a hostile witness on 14 th September 2012 , by refusing to identify the two golfsticks of Rajesh Talwar before the CBI Court.

What might have happened is that the Talwars hired some person/s for eliminating Hemraj alone, so they gave the required instructions to those people, and then went and locked themselves inside their bedroom,but, at the crucial moment, Aarushi came out of her room on hearing unusual and suspicious sounds, and fell prey to the assassins by threatening to phone and call the police immediately. Thereafter, when the parents came to know that the hired persons had killed their only child also along with Hemraj, possibly assaulted sexually before murder,they became crestfallen , but also became conscious of the ‘value of life and personal honour- theirs’.

That is why they first got Hemraj’s body shifted to the terrace and locked it to avoid arousing immediate doubt in the minds of people about their involvement, and to misguide everyone into thinking that Hemraj had killed Aarushi and run away, with the hope that the police ,media and the public would leave their house and go elsewhere looking for him, which would give them a chance to dispose of his body without anyone noticing, but could not do so.(Hence their reluctance to give the terrace lock key to the police) .

Then,they cleaned and ‘dressed up’ Aarushi’s body and bed,and threw the key of Aarushi’s room in the passage before calling anyone, and before the maid Bharati’s arrival. Thereafter, they behaved as though they had just seen Aarushi’s body, and gathered their family and friends,followed by the police.

The subsequent investigations had led to the closure of the case byCBI without any further arrests, after the initial arrest of Rajesh Talwar and the three servants,and only with the remark that the circumstantial evidence pointed to the involvement of Aarushi’s parents in the double murder, but that the case was being closed because of lack of clinching evidence of anyone’s guilt,since much of the evidence had been tampered with before they took over the case.

However, this closure of the murder case by CBI emboldened the Talwar couple to challenge the CBI’s decision- under the overconfidence that they were beyond the clutch of the Law – in the name of redeeming the honour of Aarushi Talwar and her parents, and in the interest of justice to them.(Forget about poor Hemraj. The case has now got reduced to just the Aarushi Murder Case !)
It is this move that has proved detrimental to them,particularly to Nupur, who was more assertive in the fight for ‘justice’.

The presence of unidentified finger prints on the Scotch Whisky Bottle and three wine glasses on Hemraj’s table suggests the definite presence of outsiders in the house that night,notwithstanding the colony watchmen’s statement that no outsider had entered that house that night, even though his/their identity may not have been proved or revealed yet. For the fingerprints of all the occupants of the house,and the three servants Krishna, Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal have been taken and are not matching with those on the Whisky bottle.

In that case, the only ‘known outsider’ who had come to the house that night and whose fingerprint matching report has not been declared clearly, is Driver Umesh Sharma.

However,the CBI seems to believe him to be innocent also,so the only other possibility is of an ‘unknown ‘ outsider,or someone known to Hemraj only.

M) HAD THE TALWARS GONE OUT PARTYING ON 15/5/08 NIGHT ?:

One person has come up with the theory that Rajesh and Nupur WERE at their residence till about 12.10-15 hrs. on 15th May night, till Rajesh finished his work with his Internet, as they claim, but left the house thereafter to attend a party at a hotel,from which they returned home in the early morning on 16/5/08-at about 5.00a.m. Or may be they came back earlier, at 3.43 a.m,and opened the main door with their own key, after which they remembered the router and put it off. In that case, they must have seen Aarushi’s dead body at that time itself and ‘dressed up’ the scene, unless the router was switched off without putting on the light for want of suspicion.

However, the Talwars strongly refuse that allegation and insist that they were at home throughout the night but had gone to sleep so that they did not know what happened or who came and murdered Aarushi and Hemraj that night. It is however possible that they may have gone out, but not to the hotel, and do not wish to disclose where they had been.

N) MY CONVICTIONS :

One can think of all sorts of possibilities in this case. However, I am sure of two things:-

(1) It cannot be said with certainty that Rajesh Talwar was not involved personally in the double murder,because of his evasiveness and noncooperation in opening the terrace door on the day of the murder by not giving the key of that door’s lock to the police; he did not even urge them at that time itself to break the Lock, but just walked away to his flat, which is very suspicious.

Also the fact that their previous domestic servant Raju Nepali is reported to be dead,or at least hiding for fear about danger to his life from the Talwars, raises suspicion about whether the Talwars, especially Rajesh, who is said to possess a bad temper, are really people with a murderous bent of mind.

Still,it is fairly definite that he has NOT committed incest with his daughter before her murder, for otherwise Nupur would not be able to be as sympathetic and supportive towards him as she is , because now she thinks that whatever he did was for his family’s honour, and not for any selfish purpose.

(2) Nupur is definitely not involved personally in the murders, as she was sleeping since 11.00pm and was supposedly not even present at the place of murder when it happened, as per most reports.
One report states that she was present at the site when Aarushi’s throat was slit, but that seems to be an unauthentic report, as there is no witness to testify that.

However, recently, a strange new fact has been discovered and confessed by her, of having an intimate relationship with a close family friend, Dr. Ajay Chaddha. The reason for bringing up this matter in court during trial for Aarushi- Hemraj murder is not understood. Is it implied that the Rajesh-Anita affair wasn’t the only thing that Aarushi objected to, and that Nupur’s affair was another cause of her clashes with her parents ? It’s not known how Rajesh is feeling about it, but it may be that there is an understanding between the husband and wife to the effect-” Hum bhi Wafadar nahin, tum bhi to Dildar nahi”!

UPDATED on 6/7 -8- 2012:-

O) PARTIAL MALE DNA ON PILLOWCOVER IN AARUSHI’S ROOM ?:

Lately, a forensic expert from CFSL,Delhi,B.K.Mohapatra, has told the CBI Special Court about the presence of ‘partial male DNA’ on a pillow and its cover in Aarushi’s room, besides her own blood stains, which is believed to be that of Hemraj (which indicates that he was caught and killed in her room.)This item, under Caption No. 13, is said to have been found and sent to the Central Forensic Science Lab., on June 4,2008 by the Superintendent of police ( CBI Officer) RSDhankar,as recovered from Aarushi’s room,though he was not part of the investigating team on June 1,2008. ( Till now, the CBI has been reporting constantly that no male DNA was found in any item from Aarushi’s room.)

The ‘Partial male DNA’ has also been found along with Hemraj’s blood stains on the railing of the staircase leading to the Talwars’ terrace . The DNA profile obtained from the pillow and cover matches the DNA profile of the Whisky bottles and the terrace wall as well.

However, a Recent report says that the pillow and cover did not belong to Aarushi’s room.

No DNA has been generated from the items belonging to Hemraj,like his bed sheet ( which bore his blood stains),T-Shirt, vest, undergarment and wristwatch in his room, or from his blood stains on the staircase to the terrace yet.

The website www. Sify.com has added further that as per the statement of the Forensic expert, Dr.BP Mahapatra , based on a letter from CBI, the finding of the partial male DNA on Aarushi’s pillowcover is suggestive of specks of Hemraj’s blood in the pillowcover in Aarushi’s room, that were not discovered earlier- one of the missing gaps in the proof against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the Aarushi- Hemraj murder case – and so,suddenly, the CBI’s presumed sequence of events falls into place, like a breakthrough, viz. the presence of the male servant ( Hemraj) together with Aarushi in her room that night when the murderous assault began.

Another report says that a pillowcover with Hemraj’s blood was found in Hemraj’s room,so the matter under dispute now is the place from where the pillowcover is recovered, as one pillow cover cannot be obtained from two places.

It is also said in the forensic report now that female DNA has been recovered from a blood stained blanket on the terrace of Talwars’ neighbours, which was not mentioned before in closure report.

The latest news is that ‘faint blood stains’ and female DNA of Aarushi has been found on the clothes of both the parents,whereas, the earlier Forensic report had mentioned that only Rajesh Talwar’s clothes revealed Aarushi’s bloodstains.

P) CHANGE OF CBI APPROACH:-
Seeing the way the Forensic experts investigating this case are making an almost total somersault,and claiming to have made fresh incriminating findings against the Talwars from articles, that were denied by FSL authorities earlier, it is hoped and trusted that the CBI is not fabricating new evidence,or transplanting their earlier findings on items that were lying elsewhere.

For example,the same ‘mixed up’ sample of pillowcover with Hemraj’s blood that was found in Krishna’s room in the beginning (exhibit No of which is not stated ),may be the one they now claim to have recovered from Aarushi’s room,as the Item under caption no. 13, (the source of which was not mentioned in the first list), by interchanging the exhibit numbers, to make and justify statements in contradiction to their own foregoing statement that there was no male DNA in any of the pillowcovers in Aarushi’s room, just to win the case.

This suggests a vindictive motive on the part Of CBI to prove the Talwars,particularly Nupur guilty, because she has challenged the veracity of all the investigating agencies,including their own closure report,and forced them to resume the search for Aarushi’s real murderer/s.
Well, they did resume the search, and accused the one whom they have come to see as the ‘real’perpetrator of the murder- Nupur Talwar ! For in their eyes, her opposing the closure of the double murder case and demanding reopening of the case on the basis of lack of sufficient investigation and evidence to label the Talwar couple guilty of their daughter’s murder, after having tampered with the evidence themselves, is like ‘Chori Aur Uparse Seenazori.’

Even after that experience though, which Nupur calls ‘shocking,’she does not seem to have become any wiser,and continued to be unco-operative and defiant, dodging the CBI court summons to appear for the hearings till she was given an ultimatum to surrender,which is why the CBI is distrustful and reluctant to release her on bail now. So, in a sense, she herself has invited her present fate.

Nevertheless, in the interest of justice, it needs to be ascertained from where the pillowcase with the blood of Hemraj, which was found in Krishna’s room first, came- from Aarushi’s or Hemraj’s room, and whether it is the same sample declared by CBI to be ‘mixed up’, on the basis of which Krishna has now been acquitted as ‘ not guilty’, that is the Item No. 13,presented before the CBI Court now.

Nupur’s lawyer, Pinaki Misra, had stated before the court that the pillowcase said to be found in Krishna’s room can be submitted for forensic testing even now , for finding out the truth.

Hence Number 13 appears to be inauspicious for the Talwars, particularly for Nupur.

Now, there is a report from the Sify News website that the CBI has admitted that AGL Kaul, their Addl. SP, has been sending e- mails to the Talwars as well as to their advocates and friends under the disguised email Id / address in the name of the deceased man Hemraj , as Hemraj Singh,(hemraj.jalvayuvihar@gmail.com)for official communication, for reasons best known to the agency itself. If it is true, it is shocking !

If the CBI -the topmost investigating agency of the country , is really stooping to such treacherous methods to prove itself right and competent,it is shameful,and alarming for the common man!
The Agency is playing such underhanded games to win this case, which they have turned into a prestige issue,that soon a time may come when the general public will begin to feel that the present team of CBI too, along with Hemraj Singh / Kaul, should be replaced at once.

BUT, the question is,who will bell the Cat ? Already, the Talwars are paying the price for getting the first investigating team of the Noida Police replaced by CBI through Mayawati.

Still, it is worth finding out why the earlier team of CBI, of Arun Kumar,Noida SSP Satish Ganesh and Meerut IGP Gurdarshan Singh, that was appointed by then UP CM Mayawati,
was replaced soon after, by the present one,which has come up with a theory of the crime and culprits totally different from that of the previous one.

Is it because the findings of the previous team and their action of arresting the above mentioned servants, had started becoming uncomfortable for some top police officials or any other Big Shot/s (like the Durranis or Dinesh Talwar?) or did it happen because the Talwars themselves complained against them for their disrespectful comments about their character and that of Aarushi Talwar ?

It is notable that the findings of the present team are similar to those of the Noida Police, who had arrested Rajesh Talwar.The next team,i.e the first team of CBI,had named and arrested the three servants-Krishna, Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal as suspects,whereas the present team has let all the three off in spite of significant findings against them,and are focussing on the Talwars, particularly Nupur.

The prejudice against Nupur becomes all the more obvious and obscure with the CBI’s insistence to keep Nupur incarcerated in the jail even after 3 1/2 months under the excuse that if released at this stage,she might abscond or tamper with the evidence, besides exerting deleterious influence on the other people connected with the case, viz. Witnesses among their employers, friends etc, For, at the same time , there’s no hurry to terminate the longstanding bail of Rajesh Talwar,who is a coaccused in this case, and who has actually been charged with one more offense,viz lodging a false FIR against the dead and temporarily missing man Hemraj, while refraining deliberately from cooperating with the police in opening the terrace door in spite of the Noida police asking him.

This smells of a conspiracy selectively against Nupur, though the exact reason or nature of it is not known.

I think it is like this- Nupur Talwar accused the Noida Police of having ‘framed’ Rajesh Talwar.
Then the top Police officers of the first CBI Team were also transferred shortly and abruptly midway between their investigation following the complaint that they made remarks that ‘defamed’ the character of Rajesh and Aarushi.
So now the present CBI team has framed Nupur, to ‘ tame’ her!”

So much so,that one now feels inclined to ponder over whether the Talwars’ step of getting the CBI closure report rejected by the Court (till which time Rajesh alone was deemed as the main culprit for the murders, and Nupur had remained practically untouched), was a wise or suicidal move on the part of Nupur Talwar !

Nevertheless, one has to acknowledge that they HAVE managed to save the honour of Aarushi all right, however they may have done it, with the help of Dinesh Talwar possibly,in view of the latest report of the Forensic Expert that no evidence of sexual assault could be established on the basis of her vaginal swab samples.

However, it should be remembered that the failure to establish sexual assault on the basis of the available items of suspicion, and the results of tests conducted thereon, does not by itself prove that no such assault has occurred, especially when the samples are contaminated or swapped with someone else’s. It only indicates the investigating agency’s failure to prove the assault for the purpose of conviction, and deciding whether and what penalty can be imposed upon the suspects in the case. So, from that angle, the possibility of Aarushi having been raped before murder,still remains, whoever may have done it, and whether the culprit can be punished or not !

It is dreadful to think of what may have happened really to the poor girl that night, who may have done it, and more than anything how Aarushi may have felt during those last moments, when someone, probably well known to her, came through the open door like a nightmare, and took her honour and then her life. As Shobha De has written,” Poor Aarushi”!

The next question however brings us back to the same point- if no sexual or objectionable intimacy had occurred between Aarushi and Hemraj ,then what else could be the motive for the Talwars to kill their only child ? Also, only Aarushi’s blood stains are said to have been found ,first on Rajesh’s and now on Nupur’s clothes too, but Hemraj’s blood has not been found on either of them. Then,who killed Hemraj ? And, if Rajesh hasn’t done it, why was he hesitating to openthe terrace door on the first day before the Noida Police ?

Also, it has still not come to light who took away the items of evidence related to Hemraj’s murder from the terrace. Wonder whether they were removed by the Killer immediately after his murder on 15/5/08 night itself, or after the terrace door was opened on 17/5/08 morning under the supervision of DINESH Talwar, KKGautam , Dr.Sushil Choudhary and the Noida Police ? If it was by the police,who opened the door that day but are not able to produce the same before the court or offer any explanation for their disappearance now, just transferring them is not enough.They should also be held accountable for the lapse and charge sheeted.

It may be Rajesh had hired someone to kill Hemraj alone,thinking that he could pass it off as a result of a fight between the servants themselves, in which he was not involved; but unfortunately, Aarushi too got killed accidentally along with Hemraj, which gave him the idea of getting Hemraj’s body taken and hidden on the terrace, and disposing of his body secretly later, so that he could blame the dead servant himself for Aarushi’s murder and divert the attention of the police outside the house,and thereby away from the actual killers, who, he feared, might expose him, if named.

However, considering that the Talwars took the risk of themselves being implicated in the crime , in the event of the murder case being reopened on their demand, and demanded the ‘Touch DNA’ test to be done on the prints on the Whisky bottle, so confidently, which only people who have some truth on their side can do,there does seem to be a probability that one or more of their own servants, or Durrani’s servant Rajkumar, singly or as whomsoever’s accomplice,(perhaps of Dinesh Talwar, who might actually have come there for Hemraj ), might be the real murderer/ s of Hemraj and Aarushi after all !

Rajkumar is said to have told the CBI during his interrogation by the police that on May 16, 2008, Dr. Talwar called him and asked him to wash all the blood soaked clothes, and to serve water to the guests. The implication of this is not clear. Was he taken into confidence and asked to do the chores because he had already participated in the murders and was in the know of everything ?

(Really, this case is beating all the current fictitious serials like CID hollow , in the interest it has aroused in the people of this country and perhaps of other countries too,who have been following up its progress avidly).

UPDATED :- 17 -9-2012 .

The latest news today is that Nupur Talwar, the mother of the murdered teenager Aarushi, has been granted bail by the Supreme Court at last. However,she would be released on 25.9.12.

Two of the initial list of 13 material witnesses have been dropped, for one of them, Talwar’s earlier domestic maid servant Kalpana Mandal, who had gone on leave for a week before the murder, and then left their job after her return to start working at the house of Nupur’s parents, was supposed to have been’ won over’ by the Talwars, judging from her reticence to cooperate and give information to the CBI.

CBI questioned the driver Umesh Sharma about Talwar’s golf sticks again, and then presented their witness Laxman Singh for cross questioning of Umesh Sharma, as he was present when Umesh handed over the golf sticks to them.

Updated :- 25.9. 2012.
Finally, Nupur Talwar has been released on bail today, evening of 25-9-2012.and it seems that the CBI has been able to call back Sanjay Thakur who was also there at the time of handing over of the golf sticks to CBI.So, Nupur is back finally, but the pity is that Aarushi and Hemraj will never come back to get justice!

Updated:- 28. 9. 2012.

‘ The Closure Report could well be an attempt (by CBI)to save those whose support is vital to the survival of the UPA.’- Says a quote from a report by the newspaper Deccan Herald,dated 28.9.2012.
Who are ‘Those ‘? Krishna, Rajkumar, or Dinesh Talwar ? Krishna by himself was just a compounder in Rajesh Talwar’s clinic, and Rajkumar,only the Durrani’s domestic servant; so it’s not understood how they could be important for the UPA. Yet, seeing the way the CBI is shying away from probing deeper into their connection with the Double murder case,and playing down or denying the hitherto obtained evidence against them,one is forced to suspect that some big figure is shielding them for whatever reason. Time only will tell what, or WHO it is.

CBI asked for court permission to obtain and submit some more documents in support of their case, which they had not submitted to the Court before, either during the current proceedings or earlier, with their closure report. The defense council rightly opposed this application of CBI, and asked them why they had not filed all their papers together, before this.

It is a matter to be noted that the report of the CDFD Lab., Hyderabad, dated Nov. 6, 2008, about the bloodstains on a pillowcase sent by CBI to them, had declared the same to be of Hemraj,and obtained from Krishna’s room. Afterwards, following some correspondence with the CBI, in which the CBI mentioned that the point escaped their attention ‘through oversight’,the same Lab has inexplicably stated by a letter of corrigendum dated March 24,2011, that the report was the result of a ‘typographical error’,of mixing up and exchange of reports of two samples Z14 and Z20 with each other. Is it not strange, or rather, is it believable that a top laboratory like theirs would issue a report in relation to a murder case without checking for ‘ typographical’ errors first, and that too a vitally important one, on the basis of which the onus of a murder was going to shift from the previous suspect, the Talwars’ servant Krishna to someone else,i.e. Rajesh or Nupur Talwar ,themselves,to be specific.

What is not clear is that the sample of the pillowcase said to be from Krishna’s room was sent to CDFDLab, Hyderabad, on June 4,2008, and the letter of clarification about mixing up of the two samples, is dated March 24,2011, i.e over 2 yrs. after their initial testing report of November 6, 2008. If there was a mistake in reporting, that should have been corrected immediately,and by CDFD Lab ‘on it’s own,’soon after the first report of the samples, in 2008 itself. Why was the correction done and informed by CDFD so late as on 24 th March 2011,and only after closure and reopening of the case in December 2010, i.e. after clarification about it was sought from them by CBI, in the beginning of 2011, for presentation to the CBI Special Court? For, the CBI had already informed the court on 18th March, 2011, about the ‘juxtareporting by mistake’of two samples sent to the CDFD Lab.,’ before the receipt of that Laboratory’s own letter of correction,’to CBI, informing and submitting apology for the inconvenience caused by the erroneous report !

Actually, before allowing that letter of CDFD,Hyderabad, to be submitted and taken into consideration as a piece of evidence in favour of CBI’s stand in the case, the CBI Trial Court should have first called the scientist from the said Lab, who did the testing and reporting of the controversial sample, to appear personally before the court, and respond to the questions of the Defense Counsel, for clarification about the ‘retrospective rectification of the typographical ( or hypo- thetical/hypocritical ?) error’ contained in their earlier report. For the corrigendum obviously seems to be a product of purposeful concoction or ‘tutoring’,by whomsoever concerned, with underhanded and malicious motives, tantamount to ‘ Hitting ‘ the Talwars ‘below the Belt’ !

The Trial court asked CBI to submit their application before it,for the court to examine the relevance of the additionally required papers to the case, and admitted the papers on 29.9.2012.

However, at this point ,it has begun to appear that it is the CBI officials,rather than the Talwars,who are attempting to manipulate the earlier investigation findings and reports to ‘win the case’ against the Talwars, instead of remaining a neutral agency helping the Law to do justice, which is deplorable.

One more possibility remains, nevertheless,if one wishes to give CBI the benefit of the doubt, that it may be that before the closure report, the agency assumed, unquestioningly, the innocence of the Talwars on the Prima Facie basis of their being the parents of the murder victim Aarushi, and investigated the case with that positive bias in their favour, and submitted the closure report without recommending any punishment for them, for the reason that there was no definite evidence for charging them. And Nupur was not framed for the murder at all. In fact, she was let off without spending a single day in jail; but probably, it was that very initial leniency of theirs that encouraged the Talwars to protest even against their being just mentioned as suspects in the closure report without mention of any suggested action against them, and ask for rejection of the closure report, and reopening of the case to trace the ‘actual’ killers, thinking that they can redeem themselves in the eyes of society by doing so, but have landed in deeper trouble thereby.

For, this step of theirs has turned the bias of the CBI against them, as the agency had to suffer reproach of the court and acute embarassment on account of these same persons whom they were trying to shield till now, and made them decide to teach the Talwar couple a lesson by initiating a ‘real’ investigation against them hereafter.

However, this sudden ‘ U- turn’ of their attitude is making their changed, and perhaps right, approach look like prejudiced and vindictive inquiry at this stage, thus turning the sympathy of the majority of people towards the Talwars instead, who may or may not have committed the murders, but definitely seem to be more concerned about protecting their own social status ( from the way in which they sought to prevent reporting of proof of sexual exposure, consensual or forced, of their daughter, by trying to persuade the retired DSP KKGautam to intervene and influence the doctor doing her postmortem to expedite the performance of the PM, and withhold any evidence of rape, as well as by exchanging her vaginal swab samples with another woman ), than getting the culprit/ s,- if they themselves are innocent- ,caught and punished for the murder of their only child, by allowing and helping the investigating officers to find out ‘ the truth ‘. But, what is the truth ?

UPDATED:- On 19/10/2012.
Now, it has been discovered by CBI, (though as usual, denied by the Talwars ), that their Internet was in use off and on,at about two hour intervals, throughout the night of 15/5/08 upto 1.11 p.m. On 16/5/08, I.e.after the Router in Aarushi’s room was switched on, at 11.00 p.m on 15 th night, it remained on till about 12.08, after midnight. Then, it came on again at 2.04a.m on 16/5/08, and was switched off at 3.43 a.m; put on again at 6.05 a.m and remained on till 1.11 p.m that afternoon.

The Talwar’s counsel has refuted this statement, arguing how they could have used their Internet, with Police and family members around them since 7.00 a.m that day, on account of Aarushi’s death. However, considering that the police had not seized their computer/ laptop that day, there was nobody to prevent them from using it then, and during the preceding night. They may even have taken the laptop with them to the Govt. Hospital , when they went there for Aarushi’s PostMortem.

For the ‘skeleton’,I.e. body of Hemraj was still in their ‘cupboard’, the terrace then,and Rajesh and Dinesh Talwar must be wanting to do some last minute homework,as also contact some trusted folk to think of ways to dispose it off surreptitiously at the earliest opportunity before that. However, fortunately or unfortunately,they couldn’t do so, as the Retd.DSP KKGautam played the spoil- sport and broke open the terrace door the next day, 17/5/08, suspiciously,on request of Dr.Dinesh Talwar and his friend, Dr. Sushil Kumar Choudhary, in Rajesh’s absence.

There is said to have been an effort made by someone to change the passwords of Aarushi and Rajesh Talwar around 19/5/08,two days later, presumably just before the late Jagbir Singh Mullick, the first investigation officer in the case,came and seized the computer. No manipulation was attempted to change Nupur Talwar’s password,though she too was at home that night, which is why her role in the matter seems to be less dubious in the case than of Rajesh to me.

It is not known whether working of theRouter 1-2 days before, and 2-3 days after the murder, I.e. till the computer was seized , has been tested for erratic switching on and off, for in that case, it would be clear whether their router was behaving ‘whimsically ‘ from a few days before the murders,(in which case, there is a ground for believing that the Router was not functioning properly), or only on that day, the night of 15/5/08.

UPDATED: 19- 11-2012.

Now, the latest development is that Dr. Naresh Raj, who did the Post Mortem of Hemraj, has gone missing too.
His wife, Dr. Ritcha Saxena, the Pathologist of the Laboratory in which Aarushi’s slides were contaminated and mixed up or exchanged with another woman’s ( Nupur Talwar’s?) samples, has not been enlisted as a witness,strangely.
Before this also, some witnesses were reported to be ‘ untraceable’. How and why?

There are two possibilities:One- the missing witnesses, most of whom seem to be pro- Talwar, are absconding or are hidden away by the Talwars , to save them from the awkward position and ordeal of appearance and compulsion to reveal some antiTalwar facts during cross examination before the CBI Court.

Or else,the CBI Agency itself has seen to it that they do not come before the court and weaken the CBI’s side by vouching in favour of the Talwars and their innocence in the double murder case.

Thus,’ The Mystery of The Double murders’has turned into the ‘Mystery of The Missing Witnesses’now.One need not be surprised if tomorrow it becomes ‘The Mystery of the Missing Records of The Aarushi- Hemraj Murder Case’!

UPDATED: 22-11-2012:-

Now, the CDFD, Hyderabad, has reported that (1) The vaginal smears sent to them do not contain the DNA of Aarushi, but of some other woman, whereas the DNA of Aarushi has been found in the samples collected from other items from her room;
(2) The DNA of none of the suspected servants has been found in the samples collected from the Talwar house;
and (3) and the ‘mix up’ of the numbers on the labels of the two pillow cases seized from the rooms of Hemraj and Krishna has been confirmed and rectified, as desired by CBI, with the explanation that it was obvious that there was a mix- up in the labels of the two pillow cases, as the articles supposedly taken from Hemraj’s room showed the DNA of Krishna, and those from Krishna’s room bore the DNA of Hemraj. It is significant that only the sample that could pinpoint the offender, has been exchanged !

With due respect to the Talwars, there is one doubt that comes up my mind with reference to the last report regarding the pillowcase with Hemraj’s blood, supposedly recovered from Krishna’s room, but now said to have been taken by the first investigating party of CBI on June1,2008, from Hemraj’s room itself – It is understandable if Krishna’s blood was found on the pillowcase in Hemraj’s room, for the latter’s murder took place in Talwars’ house,and so,Krishna’s blood, if he is the murderer, could have come onto Hemraj’s pillow during the fight between them; but his DNA has not been found in the Talwar residence.

On the other hand,it is not clear how Hemraj’s blood could have come onto the pillow in Krishna’s room, unless he brought it home with him. However, even though he might have brought it to his room, it is not conceivable that he would keep an evidence of murder, likely to implicate him in the crime, in his room, that too,without washing it properly,for 16 days,from May 16 to June 1,2008, till the CBI and Forensic specialists raided his room.

Besides, he was a friend of Hemraj and used to confide in him in all matters,including’ the fact that he was angry with, and wanted to take revenge against Rajesh Talwar, their employer.Hence, it is unlikely that he would want to attack or kill Hemraj without any big grievance against him, unless any fight took place between them over Aarushi that night.

So,may be the CBI is right in respect of the pillow case mix up matter, after all !

However in view of the clarification by CDFD about the exchange of pillow covers, that the one with Hemraj’s blood and DNA is Hemraj’s only,and from his own room instead of Krishna’s,and the other being from Krishna’s room,then whose blood is there on the pillow that was supposed to have been taken from Hemraj’s room but now, after the ‘correction, said to be from Krishna’s ? the Sify.com article” If the Talwars didn’t do it, who possibly did?”says that this,”Krishna’s pillowcover contained blood, but it wasn’t clear whose.”!

Further,the Sr. Scientist from CFSL, Hyderabad has stated his inability today to specify whether the blood stains found on the staircase leading to the Talwars’ terrace were imprinted there on the night of the murders,viz.15/16-5-2008, as the CBI believes, Or came there the next day, when the bloodstained mattress and bedsheet of Aarushi were dragged upstairs for depositing on the neighbour’s terrace, as per the claim of the Talwars’Defense counsel.

The CBI also alleges that the cellphones of the murder victims were with the Talwars only.

So it is clear where the case is leading to. The CBI is bent on proving Dr. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar guilty of the murder of Aarushi and Hemraj, to the exclusion of involvement of everybody else,including their driver Umesh Sharma, who had visited the Talwar household as late as nearly 10.00 o Clock on the night of 15-5-2008,and particularly Krishna Thadarai, Talwar’s Compounder, despite his initial confession to the police and CBI Officials of his being present at the site, when Rajkumar raped Aarushi. Probably, the CBI has taken Krishna on their side by persuading him to become the Government witness in return for pardon. Or, Krishna and Rajkumar are enjoying the patronage of some powerful and influential person.

So the Defense counsel of the Talwars have taken the right step in demanding that the records of the Narco, Lie Detection and PolygraphTests done on the three servants, Krishna, Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal done by the CBI, as also the Work Sheet of the CDFD, Hyderabad,should be produced before the Special CBI Court on Nov.24,2012,and that the Letter ofCDFD, Hyderabad, dated 24-3- 2011 to CBI,rectifying ( ?) their previous report of Nov. 2008, should not be permitted to be submitted before the CBI Court as subsequent evidence in support of Krishna’s innocence at this late stage, after the CBI has once closed the case.( Though, the present team of CBI attributes the failure of Krishna and the other two servants to pass the Narco and other tests to the leading efforts made by the previous CBI agency team to ‘put words in their mouths’!)

But then, the Talwars themselves urged for reopening and resumption of the case, which was a big mistake, for now, the CBI will also be justified in trying to get some documents reviewed and rectified if necessary !

Already, the case of the Talwars has been weakened by the CDFD report that the servants’ DNA has not been found in any of the items collected from Talwars’house.

It is not known whether the DNA in the blood stains on the walls of Aarushi’s room and outside her door, said to be of a male, has been matched with that of the terrace staircase,palm imprint on the wall, and the Whisky bottle; the servants and also the Talwar brothers, as that too could give some clue about the killer’s identity. In fact, this should have been done already, unless the CBI does not want to be faced with truth that may put them in a difficult position.

Coming back to the CFSL report,Puneet Tandon, his right side neighbour,of Flat no, L-28, has stated during the investigation that Dr. Talwar has exclusive access to his staircase.
Considering that the friends of Dr.Rajesh Talwar, viz. Dr. Rohit Kochhar and Dr. Rajeev Kumar Varshneya, who visited Talwar’s house on 16-5-2008 morning ( before Aarushi’s mattress and bedsheet were taken upstairs to the neighbour’s terrace ),mentioned in their first statements to the investigating officers that they saw blood stains on the Talwars’ staircase going upto their terrace door, and that Forensic experts detected Hemraj’s blood in them, which matched that on the Whisky bottle and the DNA profile generated from the Palm imprint on the terrace wall,
it seems more likely that the blood came there on the night of the murders, from Hemraj.

If the DNA from the palm imprint on the terrace wall is said to be matching with with Hemraj’s, it means that Hemraj was attacked after reaching the terrace, by whomever took him there, because of which,he placed his hand on the wall to save himself from falling, after which, he was dragged to the middle of the terrace and slain there. However, some injury must have occurred before reaching the terrace, in view of the blood stains found on the way up there.

It is not known whether the blood stains of footsteps on the staircase to the Talwars’ terrace have been matched with the stains of the footsteps in Aarushi’s room.

That Dr. Kochhar fumbled in the CBI Court later, over the question of whether the stains were of blood or red paint, appears to be a result of pressure on him or emotional blackmail by someone. For surely , a medical doctor with many years of practice, cannot be incapable of such a basic judgement as differentiating between human blood and red paint , ESP in view of the fact that Dr. Rajeev, who was with him, had asked the Noida Police Officer present there,to open the door then itself, as he thought the stains on the terrace door latch were of blood, but that the policeman ignored his suggestion and just peeled ching the terrace off a little of the substance on the door, and left, saying that it may be just rust.

I feel that Jeevan Sharma, son in law of Hemraj,i.e. a close family member of his,and also working in the clinic of Rajesh Talwar, should be interrogated more deeply and in more detail than has been done to get some more clues and guide lines to pursue the case.For it is possible that he is concealing facts for fear of being implicated in the case,or is afraid to reveal all that he knows out of fear to his own life from the perpetrators of the murders of Aarushi- Hemraj, who perhaps may be behind the mysterious death of Raju,alias Nimraj Kaushal, the earlier domestic servant of the Talwars too.

Now, the trial has come down to the CBI backing Krishna and the other two servants on one side vs. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on the other. However, the fact of one party being guilty does not prove the innocence of the other. It has begun to appear that both sides, particularly Rajesh,and may be Dinesh Talwar, their friend and cousin Dr. Ajay Chaddha,Who helped Nupur to find the main weapon of murder,viz. the golf club,theDriver Umesh,and Hemraj too,maybe involved in the double murder, but the CBI seem to be striving to put the noose only around the Talwar couple’s neck, for whatever reason, which is very wrong and unfair.

As for the Talwars, they still stick to their contention that Krishna killed Aarushi, as he wanted to take revenge against Rajesh Talwar for having threatened to sack him from service.

According to the infamous convict, Charles Sobhraj, who was asked for his opinion,however, it seems to be a murder prompted by jealousy of one of the men who were interested in Aarushi. So,perhaps,it may be Hemraj himself,who did it out of jealousy on account of her intimacy with Anmol Agarwal, about which he is said to have been blackmailing her, and then cleaned and tidied her body and bed. He only might have changed her dress also.

It is not clear however, who killed Hemraj. The Talwars say they suspect Compounder Krishna, Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal, esp. the first two, to be behind it, possibly due to some personal fight between them over money, liquor, or Aarushi- in other words, Wine,Wealth and Woman !

However, one thing is still unclear. It is learnt that the milkman who used to supply milk to the Talwars had called on Hemraj’s cellphone to inquire why no one had come to fetch milk from their house that day, and that someone else replied that milk was not required that day. Who spoke on that phone to the milkman that night, of the murder ? If it was Rajesh Talwar, it means that Hemraj’s and probably Aarushi’s mobile phone, both were with Rajesh Talwar only.

The parents of Aarushi had counted on the pillowcase with Hemraj’s blood and DNA,found in Krishna’s room, and the reports of Narco and other tests done on the servants by the first team of CBI, wherein the first two men had supposedly confessed their involvement in the double murder,
as a solid proof in their favour, but with the ‘rectification’ of that DNA report by the CDFD, Hyderabad, that point has been annulled. On top of it, the CBI Court has rejected their appeal for the submission of the reports of the Narco and other tests, and worksheet of CDFD, Hyderabad,
for reasons not understood, on 3-12-2012.

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar’s clothes have been reported to be bearing Aarushi’s bloodstains and DNA on them, but not Hemraj’s blood .So, that mystery still remains.The Driver ,Umesh Sharma is the last person who saw the whole family and Hemraj together and alive on 15-5-08 night at the Talwars’ residence, so he too, should be treated as a suspect in the case and interrogated more deeply,but he has been acquitted, only because he is said to be a loyal employee of RajeshTalwar.

What is noteworthy is that Rajesh Talwar had also confessed to the murders during the initial interrogation and tests, before CBI. If he really didn’t do it, why did he make the confession? That means that he IS guilty of something – either committing the murders,or getting them done through someone else, may be because Aarushi and Hemraj, by their spying on them, and ESP. Aarushi , by quarrelling with Rajesh over his liaison with Anita Durrani, and threatening to expose him before their family, had probably brought his affair to a breaking point.

I now think that even if Rajesh is the culprit, it is not likely that the reason for his murdering the two was because of finding Aarushi and Hemraj, engaged in a sexual relationship,as some people say, and as Rajesh himself may have said during his confession, ( though she might be having that kind of relationship with her friend Anmol, as she had definitely not remained a virgin ).For if she had been linked with Hemraj clandestinely,he would have come to know of it earlier,and could have sacked the servant long ago.

Also, it is reported that Hemraj had gone to a social worker four days before his murder, when he seemed to be very frightened of something, though it has not been clarified of what or whom. A servant in that state of mind wouldn’t dare to enter, or call anyone to enter, the room of his master’s daughter at that time of night and misbehave with her while her parents were at home, and just gone to sleep in the room next to their daughter’s, particularly when it was quite possible for him to have the girl all to himself during the daytime every day. So, the real reason must be for Rajesh to get the two out of the way of himself and Anita Durrani before they could make the situation embarrassing and difficult to the extent of making it impossible for him to continue his affair.

It is likewise not understood what meaning to draw from Krishna’s confession to CBI under narcoanalysis, as reported by that team, that he brought Rajkumar and another man named Shambhu, to Talwar’s house for taking advantage of his beloved daughter Aarushi, to take revenge against Rajesh for scolding and humiliating him before patients by threatening to sack him for some mistake, and witnessed Rajkumar trying to rape Aarushi, and Krishna himself killing her and Hemraj when they resisted.

In my opinion, it is almost certain that (1) Aarushi was clandestinely involved with Her friend Anmol since long, and was not a virgin, so Hemraj was probably jealous, and was blackmailing her for it;

(2)Probably,She was killed by her father Rajesh Talwar only, seeing the very short time,(after12 .08 at night and by 1.00 a.m, on 16/5/08, i.e. hardly 3/4 th of an hour),between his leaving her room after finishing his work at her computer – till which time no outsider could have entered his house without his knowledge -and murder her.

For, firstly,after completing work at the Internet and putting off the computer in Aarushi’s room,
by the time he went to his room and got down to sleep, after taking drinks and swallowing sleeping pills,(as he says), it must have been past 12.30 at night before he fell so fast asleep as not to be able to hear any strange and alarming sounds like his daughter’s dying screams,or struggle.
Because,it takes at least 15 minutes or so, for the drinks and tablets to start acting and exert their full effect. It is not like cyanide, which makes one drop down the moment it is put in the mouth !

It is also not feasible that some outsider got a ‘flash of clairvoyance’ immediately thereafter, that the ‘door of Aarushi’s room would have been left open by mistake that night,’and rushed into his house at once to kill his minor daughter for no good reason, Unless Hemraj noticed the open door, and instead of going in himself, called Krishna, (who might have briefed him beforehand about his plan to take revenge against Rajesh by raping Aarushi,or getting her raped by Raj Kumar, who had an eye on her, and asked Hemraj to inform him as soon as the opportunity arose, so that he could come at once with Rajkumar,as his accomplice).

Still,the possibility of someone having come in after 12.30 that night, drinking liquor, trying to rape Aarushi;then, murdering her along with Hemraj,dragging and locking Hemraj on the terrace, cleaning the body and bed of Aarushi , and then leaving with their mobile phones after locking the main door- all within a span of merely 30- 35minutes- like “He came,he killed and he left “,without leaving any evidence of his commitment of the crime,is very unlikely. The watchman and neighbours also say that they did not see anyone coming to Talwar’s house, or leaving therefrom that night.

About the bottle and 3/4 glasses of wine in the room of Hemraj, that could very well have been planted by Rajesh himself to give the impression of intruders,as none of the servant’s fingerprints or DNA have been detected in Rajesh Talwar’s house. All that is found is, the victims’ blood, and, some ‘unidentified’ fingerprints on the Talwar’s Whisky bottle on the dining table, probably obtained from some confidant among the early visitors to the Talwars’ house on 16.5.08 morning, before calling the police.

Hence, Rajesh appears to be the one to have murdered Aarushi, the motive of which was probably to prevent her from trying to stop his affair with Anita Durrani; this is suspected from the attempt made by somebody, probably Rajesh, to change the Internet passwords of Rajesh and Aarushi barely three days after her murder, to avoid the investigating Police Officer Mullik reading the contents of the communication of Aarushi and himself, with each other, and with outsiders.

Therefore, the case seems to be one of ‘ Honour Killing’ all right, but it was not due to any attack or threat to Aarushi’s honour, but due to Rajesh Talwar’s own honour put to stake by Aarushi and Hemraj !
It is said that such murders occur either as ‘Honour Killing’. Or as a crime of Passion, a result of extreme frustration and hatred. In my opinion, there is a combination of both these factors operating in the present case.

(3)Hemraj seems to have been killed by someone else, for some obscure reason,as his blood was not there on Rajesh Talwar’s clothes; but both murders were committed within the same short period of 12.00 midnight and 1.00 a.m. So it appears Rajesh must have got Hemraj also killed,through an accomplice, whom he himself called over, and took into the house for his help – Who it was, Driver Umesh, Krishna or Rajkumar, remains to be found out.

However, with due respect to the CBI and CBI Court, it has to be said that , on their part, they have used their authority high handedly to manipulate facts and dealing officials for getting the unwarranted, retrospectively corrected report of 24-3-2011 from CDFD, Hyderabad, about the claimed mixing up of the servants’ pillow DNA reports, (which is the main point on which the contest rests at this stage) and to crush the Talwars’ Right To Information, by not passing the order on Nov. 24,2012 about the Narco test reports of the staff. It is these underhanded tricks of CBI which invokes doubt about their bonafides, and about the role of the compounder Krishna, (whom they are obviously trying to protect for some reason) in the murder of Aarushi and Hemraj.

All said and done, I have still not understood one thing, that is, why Hemraj did not leave the service of Rajesh Talwar while there was time, or run away, when he was obviously scared of something four days before the murders, and he phoned and told his wife that he was afraid of being killed by Rajesh Talwar. I can understand Rajesh not removing him, as he must be afraid of Hemraj going and telling outsiders about the private matters of his family, but Hemraj’s staying on is mysterious.
May be he stayed on because of Aarushi’s pleading.

By the way, it is learnt that Raju alias Nim Raj Kaushal, Hemraj’s first cousin,who was working as domestic help at Talwar’s house in place of Hemraj was also killed in a road accident. The police said he died due to his own reckless driving on his mown motorbike, but people around said that he was hit by a speeding car mysteriously, when he had got down to buy cigarettes.His body was found in a nearby drain.His phone too remained active till next day. He too was afraid for his life, so the name of the owner and driver of the car that had hit him should be traced. The quest might end at L-32, Jalvayu Vihar, Noida ! However, it is surprising that no one claimed hiis body,
not even Hemraj !Why?

FINAL CONCLUSION:-

Updated- 26. 11. 2013.

Now, finally, the CBI Court has brought it’s axe down on the parents themselves,Rajesh and Nupur Talwar as the culprits – for the double murder of Hemraj and Aarushi, and for concealment and destruction of evidence of the double murder!

In addition, Rajesh Talwar is also guilty of lodging the false FIR against Hemraj on 16. 5. 08, the day of the murder for the murder of Aarushi and absconding, thus misleading police investigation.

To begin with, Dinesh Talwar was also named as a suspect, as it is he who
(1) Approached the Retd.DSP KKGautam, to request him to instruct Dr. Dohare, who did Aarushi’s Postmortem,on 16.5.08,to do the PM soon, and avoid mentioning ‘Rape’ in his report; he also contacted Dr.Dohre personally for the request;
(2) He also brought over KKGautam to get Rajesh’s terrace opened through him,but Gautam called the UP Police and got it opened officially, on 17.5.08, when Hemraj’s body was also found on that
Terrace!

Since CBI count these actions also as a default, they did not list Dinesh as a witness, saying that he was on their suspect list, but subsequently let him off scot-free without any investigation, probably because of his political clout with his colleague and friend, Dr. Sushil Kumar Choudhary, who in turn,was a friend of KK Gautam.

The Talwars will of course appeal to the higher courts against the verdict, but it doesn’t look as though they will meet with success there, as they have already antagonised all the courts against themselves!

It is hoped that the Higher Courts at least, will consider the version of the first team of CBI, which is supported by Nalini Singh, Sr. Journalist, in the interest of justice!

Rajesh can now only try and pray for the ‘minimum penalty’ to be imposed upon him and Nupur, by pleading for mercy, on the basis of the clause in the CBI Report,’Grave and sudden provocation’ for the murder!

So,Dinesh Talwar, Krishna Thadarai and all the servant suspects in the case,and Umesh Driver,
or the real murderer/s, whoever you are, and CBI, Relax now and Rejoice! The Ghost of
the Aarushi- Hemraj case will no longer bother you! For the Noida Police have done a good job
of destroying whatever evidence there was by their haphazard way of investigating the case,
on the first two crucial days of the investigation!

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(2) Aarushi Talwar Sr.No.1) Who killed Aarushi Talwar? – Noida Police and CBI Theories (Part-I)

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Aarushi Talwar,the 14 year-old daughter of the Dentist couple, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of NOIDA,and Hemraj aka Yam Prasad Banjade, their Nepali full time domestic servant, were murdered mysteriously within the Talwar house on the intervening night of 15/16 May, 2008, i.e. over five years back. On the first day, i.e.16th May 2008, only Aarushi was found murdered in her Bed at 6.00am in the morning. As Hemraj was found missing, her parents and the Noida Police assumed that he had killed Aarushi and run away, perhaps for being caught thieving and threatened to be exposed by her.

However, on opening their terrace the next morning,the body of Hemraj was also found with injuries similar to those found on Aarushi’s body(viz.with head injury and neck slit),and in a decomposed state, which indicated that both the murders had been committed around the same time and by the same person.

The case was investigated for the first few days by the Noida Police, and then by two successive teams of the CBI, but it is still not found out with certainty by the CBI(Central Bureau Of Investigation), ‘ Who killed Aarushi Talwar’ and ‘What actually happened to Aarushi Talwar’ that night.

There are two sets of theories formulated by the two teams of CBI that were appointed to investigate the case, that are diametrically opposite to each other. Yet, no clinching evidence has been found about the identity of the murderer/s.

The TALWARS themselves say (now that it has come out in the open, that Hemraj too has been murdered, around the same time,and in the same way as Aarushi), that they believe this to be the outcome of a fight between Hemraj and his Nepali friends – viz. Krishna Thadarai, their compounder, Rajkumar, the domestic servant of their Business partners, Dentists Praful and Anita Durrani, and Vijay Mandal,, domestic servant and driver of their neighbour, Puneesh Tandon – i.e. the servant suspects who had visited him on the murder night, over some personal issue, which resulted in the murder of Hemraj, while Aarushi, might have got killed for having come out of her room at that time on hearing the commotion, and so having inadvertently become a witness of Hemraj’s murder!
Perhaps she might have photographed the three friends of Hemraj engaged in a deadly scuffle with him, in order to capture them red-handed, for showing to the police, which would explain the deletion of as many as 18 out of the 23 photographs taken by her on it, as well as provide the motive for her murder.

The. Talwar couple deny the possibility of Aarushi having been sexually involved with, or assaulted by either Hemraj or Rajkumar or anyone else, before her murder.
(The theory of ‘objectionable physical intimacy’ or sexual interaction between her and Hemraj- according to the Noida Police and the second team of CBI, or rape by Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal, as per the first team of CBI, is the brain-wave of the CBI only, sparked off by the statement of Krishna Thadarai to them, out of revenge towards Rajesh Talwar, who had threatened to sack him a few days back).
The First team of CBI too believe, like the Talwars, that the murders were committed by the friends of Hemraj, but they also believe that Aarushi was abused along with the fatal assault on her by Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal, before she was murdered by them and Krishna.

(A) On the other hand, The THEORY of the NOIDA (UP) POLICE, said to have been formed on the basis of the information given by the friend of Aarushi, Anmol Agarwal, is that the murders were motivated by the anger of Rajesh Talwar, due to the opposition of Aarushi, on the instigation ofHemraj,
to his friendship(or affair) with his business partner Anita Durrani, AND Aarushi’s excessive intimacy with Hemraj.
As they claimed,the sequence of events must have been as follows:-
(1) Dr. Rajesh Talwar returned home between 9.30 -9.45 pm on the night of 15th May 2008 after his day’s work.
(2) His driver also accompanied him with his bag to the house.
(3)Finding the main door of their flat closed, Dr. Talwar opened the door with a duplicate key.
(4) On opening the door, Dr. Talwar was confused to notice that the flat seemed strangely empty and forebodingly silent,with no sign of Aarushi or Hemraj around. Nupur was supposed to have come home at 7.30pm, but she was probably sleeping in her room.(Another report said that Nupur too, came home with Rajesh at 9.30pm.)
(5) Worried greatly, Dr. Talwar went over to Aarushi’s bedroom to check whether she was in and alright.However,he got the shock of his life when he saw that Aarushi was in there alright, but, in an ‘OBJECTIONABLE, but NOT COMPROMISING POSITION’ (whatever that means) with their domestic servant,Hemraj ! May be she was just huddling close to him.

[IGP(Meerut Range),Gurdarshan Singh exaggerated the statement of the earlier Police Officer to Rajesh catching the two in a ‘compromising’ situation between the two,which enraged Rajesh Talwar to the point of killing them both. Singh was removed promptly from the case by the UP CM Mayawati on the complaint of the Talwars for making this and other additional blasphemous statements like ‘the father killed his daughter for sexual misbehaviour though he himself was as characterless as his daughter’, but still,he has probably instigated CBI Officer AGL Kaul to uphold the same theory, who in turn added the name of Nupur too, as the accomplice for the murder, after she and Rajesh Talwar protested against the CBI’s Closure Report of December 2010, so that remains the view of CBI till now.This theory is based on the facts that,
(a)the girl was known to be emotionally attached to the servant;
(b) that there were apparently only the four people in the house that night; for though the three servant suspects are said to have confessed to being present in Talwar house on murder night, no evidence was elicited of their presence in the house, or of their having committed the murder.
(c)Aarushi’s body looking as though washed and cleaned,and the crime scene being ‘dressed up’;
(d)Dr.Dinesh Talwar,Aarushi’s uncle’s requesting Dr. Dohre who did her postmortem, in the Govt. Hospital, to hide the rape angle in his report, which suggests that rape had taken place ; Dinesh however denies having contacted Dr. Dohre;
(e)the swapping of Aarushi’s vaginal swabs with another woman,in the Govt.Hospital, presumably manoevred to conceal the evidence of rape, in connivance with the hospital doctors,as the Talwars were all doctors;
(f) many of the hospital records related to her postmortem have supposedly gone missing thereafter;
(g)The location of the head injuries of Hemraj and Aarushi,viz. Hemraj’s on the back side of the head, and Aarushi’s on the forehead, as can happen when two people sitting apposed to each other, are hit on their heads
at the same time.
Aarushi was also telling Hemraj about her plan of showing the family photographs to Anmol Agarwal, her boy friend, on meeting him that night,thereby being about to ‘wash her family’s dirty linen in public.’
(6)Already angry with Hemraj, who had struck at least emotional, if not sexual,intimacy with Aarushi, and was instigating her against Rajesh, besides gossiping about and blackmailing Rajesh about his friendship with Anita Durrani with outsiders, this sight made Rajesh lose control over his temper,and he went ahead to stop the two.
(7)On failing to restrain them, Rajesh brought a hammer and struck Hemraj hard.He had not intended to kill Aarushi, but Hemraj on being hit, ducked his head down, whereby both collapsed immediately – Aarushi on her bed, and Hemraj on the floor.
(8)Then,on getting panicky at what he had done, he felt he had to finish the two with certainty, lest they recovered and complained about him to the police. So he slit Aarushi’s throat with a surgical knife that he carried in his pocket, to ensure her death; then he dragged Hemraj to the terrace,slit his throat too, covered the body with the cooler cover, and the dividing iron grill between
his terrace and the neighbour’s with a double bedsheet, locked the terrace door, intending
to dispose of his body later,and came down.

This theory is Neither convincing nor correct, as –
(1) according to the Talwars’ driver’s statement, Aarushi and Nupur were at the dining table when he went to their house at 9.50pm to hand over the car keys and Rajesh’s bag; Hemraj was also there then, serving food to the Talwars.
(2)Moreover,the photographs taken immediately by Aarushi on the new camera gifted to her that night by her parents as birthday present, show the time of taking the snaps as 10.10.
(3)The clothes worn by the couple in the photos were the same as seen and described by their driver,as worn by them on murder night at 9.50pm,when he went to their house to hand over Rajesh’s bag and car keys,and also the next morning, as said by their maid Bharti.
(4) Also, as Aarushi’s friend Anmol told the Noida Police, he had spoken to her on Talwars’ landline phone at11.30pm that night as Aarushi’s Mobile phone had become silent since his last chat with her on her cellphone that night upto 9.10pm.
(5)Moreover, most of the reports say that Nupur Talwar had returned home beforeRajesh that evening,at 7.30pm,and was at home till Rajesh’s return at 9.30pm. So there was no Question of Rajesh finding the house empty on returning home that night; or on finding Aarushi and Hemraj together in a compromising/objectionable position and killing them then and there, BEFORE the estimated time of murder (I.e between 11.45/ 12(Midnight) – 12.45/1am that night, determined by Dr. Dohre, the doctor who did Aarushi’s postmortem,on the basis of presence of partially digested food in Aarushi’s stomach- as Aarushi had dined after, not before,9.30pm. that night and had eaten Kababs, or taken tea, thereafter, So that theory does not appear to be correct.)

The FIRST Team of CBI who replaced the Noida Police w.e.f June1,2008, operated on a different view, that there was probably, a fifth Unidentified person in the house that night who might have committed the murders as evidenced from unidentifiable fingerprints found on the Whisky bottle of the Talwars,as well as Unidentified bloody footprints in Aarushi’s room, and on the Talwars’ terrace, which did not match the footwear of any of the inmates of the house(Nor of the servants of the Talwars and of their business partners and neighbour, viz. Krishna Thadarai, Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal).
But the Second Team of CBI is not taking note of that fact, because of IGP Gurdarshan Singh’s brainwashing (presumably out of vengeance because the Talwars got him and SSP A.Satish Ganesh removed from the case.

(B) The SECOND and current team of CBI also believe that Rajesh did catch the two red handed that night; however,not at 9.30/.45pm but between 12-1am in the night, after the family had dinner and Nupur and Rajesh went to sleep, from which he woke up on hearing a noise in Aarushi’s room,
And found Hemraj engaged in, or about to be engaged in sex with Aarushi, which enraged him to the point of striking him mortally with a Golf stick, hitting Aarushi also by mistake. Thereafter he slit their necks with at surgical scalpel.

After the Talwars finished their dinner, Hemraj had also served himself his dinner at 10.30pm,
but it was found untouched the next morning, which showed that he had not eaten it for unknown reason.

So the First team of CBI assumes that someone called him as he was about to start eating, and took him to the terrace, confronted him over some issue, perhaps about Aarushi, and then, on Hemraj’s not giving them satisfactory response, the killer and his accomplice, suspected to be Krishna and Rajkumar, killed him by hitting him on the back of his head with a golf stick, slitting his neck with a knife thereafter. Aarushi was also killed around the same time in the same way, by hitting her on the head, accidentally or because she threatened to expose the killer, following which he slit her neck too with the knife.

Now, according to the Senior Journallist Nalini Singh, the incident did take place, but not at 9.30pm or immediately after Hemraj’s serving himself dinner at 10.30pm, and it is not definite that it was at Rajesh’s hands. It seems to have occurred later, within 12-1am on the murder night and at someone else’s hands – either the servants who were in the house that night or an unknown outsider whom they might have brought with them. It is stated in one report that Hemraj had not eaten or slept that night, but his bed showed depressions as though three people had sat on it, and there were three or four liquor bottles and four glasses, of which two were half full and two were empty,which indicates that he had visitors that night, because of which he postponed his dinner,and got murdered before getting the chance to eat it.

After dinner that night, Nupur had gone to sleep after putting on the router in Aarushi’s room
at 11.00/11.15pm, while Rajesh was working from that time on the computer in Aarushi’s room, which he said he was using that night, as his own laptop was not working well. He is said to have been working on the Internet till 12.08 hours,after midnight.After12.08, he went to sleep, but that night he probably forgot to lock the door of Aarushi’s room, as he and Nupur usually did every night, according to Nupur’s statement to the Police.That same night, Aarushi was murdered in her bed.

Rajesh however, told the Noida Police on the morning of the murder,that he had ‘finished his work at the Internet at 11.30pm, and went to his room to sleep ‘after locking the door of Aarushi’s bedroom’, and ‘took the key along with him to his room’, but someone ‘stole it from the side of their bed, as he forgot to lock his own bedroom door from inside that night! The reason for suspecting that it was stolen was that he saw the key at a place different from usual,viz. on top of a wall painting in the morning! However, the police have reported that the key was found on the floor of the lobby of Talwar’s flat, in front of the door of Hemraj’s room! This statement is in utter contrast to the testimony of Nupur Talwar that the key was left on Aarushi’s room door that night by mistake, for which, she said she wouldn’t ever forgive herself ! This discrepancy between the individual statements of the couple is not understood.

Between the two, Nupur’s statement seems more genuine, as Rajesh’s claim that he left Aarushi’s room and went to sleep at 11.30pm(that is to say, well ahead of midnight, namely,the period during which Aarushi is said to have been killed) is proved wrong by the fact that he sent some emails from Aarushi’s computer in her room at 11.37.54 and 11.57pm, I.e. nearly 12.00pm. So there is reason to believe the CBI’s record that he was at the internet in her room till 12.08pm. Also, which servant would dare to enter his bedroom while he was inside, and steal Aarushi’s room door key from there?

It was about midnight, around the beginning of the period during which Aarushi’s murder is supposed to have occurred, when Aarushi’s friend Anmol Agarwal phoned on the Talwars’ landline, which is in their bedroom,but no one responded, and the phone kept ringing, while at 11.30 pm, that night, i.e. just half an hour before, Anmol had called Aarushi on the Talwars’ landline phone (as her mobile phone had stopped responding and seemed switched off after their talk at around 9.10 p.m), to call her to a restaurant to discuss plans for her forthcoming Birthday on 24th instant, which is the reason Anmol is said to have given to the Police for the call. The call was received by Aarushi, and lasted 34 seconds.

This suggests that her mobile phone might have been probably taken away from her by Rajesh Talwar and Nupur, after her last talk with Anmol at 9.10 p.m itself,may be, to prevent her from talking to him incessantly, and perhaps for finding out what she had stored in it, Or, to stop her from sending MMS of the family to Anmol through it. It is not known what reason Aarushi gave Anmol for it during her last talk to him on the Landline phone at 11.30pm.It should have been elicited from him.

However,it is not understood how and why her phone went missing from that day and time, that too alongwith Hemraj’s ( for Hemraj lived in the Talwars’ house, so there should be no need for the two to communicate with each other by phone). The phone was found much later with one
Ram Bhula of Bulandshahar,brother of one maid servant working in that area, named Kusum- With the memory in the Mobile phone deleted-
which Kusum said she found in a park in Noida, and gave to her brother.

It gives scope for the doubt that Rajesh found some offensive and ‘dangerous’ information on Aarushi’s Cellphone, on account of which he decided to execute the murder of Hemraj, killing Aarushi too accidentally, which took place between12.00 -1.00 a.m.that night, but it has not been proved conclusively.

His going over to Aarushi’s room after 11.15p.m, when Nupur went to sleep,to work on Aarushi’s computer,on the pretext that his own laptop was giving trouble, may be part of his plan to first get all information about Aarushi’s communications with Anmol and other friends from her Internet, then confront Aarushi and Hemraj with the facts and beat them into submission if they didn’t come around to promise to refrain from gossip and instigating Aarushi, thereafter. That beating proved fatal, whether he had meant to kill them or not.

That is how Hemraj may have got killed, rather than because of Rajesh having killed them both on finding them in a compromising position on Aarushi’s bed,as the Second Team of CBI thinks; But that does not explain why the Talwars found it necessary to clean Aarushi’s private parts after her death,as has been alleged.

The reason for not sacking him earlier instead of killing him maybe the fear that he may leak out the family’s secrets before everyone.

Rajesh sent a couple of emails at 11.37.54pm(Ref: Toronto star) and at 11.57pm, as reported by NDTV ( ‘Who Is Nupur Talwar?’) which is evidence that he was working at the Internet in Aarushi’s room, upto 12.08pm, as reported by CBI, and left the room thereafter at 12.10/12.15(past midnight) or perhaps still later, leaving the room open with the key on the door of Aarushi’s room, which gives the impression of the possibility of some outsider having come and killed Aarushi.

What is puzzling is that the heads of both the victims showed the same kind of injury,and the throats of both the victims had been slit in the same way; also the Whisky bottle bore the blood stains of both victims, which indicates that both murders have been committed by the same person ,but the dress of Rajesh bears the stains of only Aarushi’s blood, not of Hemraj. May be he slit the throat of Hemraj when he was already dead, due to which there was no spurting of blood, whereas Aarushi’s throat must have been slit while there was still some life left in her. So both the murders may be ‘one man- show’after all, of which Hemraj’s murder was a well planned, cold blooded murder, and Aarushi’s murder might have been an act of impulse, due to a sudden fit of anger. Or else,he may have called and taken the help of some assistant in his clinic, familiar with operative techniques for ‘the operation’.

Aarushi’s vaginal orifice was dilated, as the doctor who did her Post Mortem told the CBI Court, and it was Dr.Dohre”s opinion that it is a sign of someone having tried to open the vaginal canal after death, at a time when Rigor Mortis was setting in, which generally sets in after 3-4 hours
of death,that means between 3-4 am(3.43am?) in Aarushi’s Body.There was also evidence of some white fluid being introduced into the vaginal canal, probably at the same time as the dilatation.

It must have been done before the maid servant came to their house the next morning. Who might have done it? The criminal, if an outsider,would not have waited till the middle of night to do that(unless the master and mistress of the house had gone out). So, to all appearances, it could be the work of Mr and Mrs. Talwar before people gathered, who, the maid servant Bharati said, seemed to have woken up earlier than usual that day,[or, of Rajesh Talwar alone(?) considering that Nupur looked normal till Bharati entered the flat, and behaved as though she had entered Aarushi’s room shortly before Bharati, and just come to know of the murder].

The cleaning of Aarushi’s private parts suggests that she might have been lured (or suspected of having been lured) into sex on/before the day of murder, by whomsoever, but may not have been ‘raped’ by anyone on murder night, as there were no signs of force or violence on her private parts, but only wounds on her head and neck, similar to the ones on Hemraj. However, the old tear on her hymen, reported by the PostMortem doctor suggests that Aarushi might have been habituated to sex from before. Who could be having sex with her? Boyfriend Anmol, or Hemraj? But at least on the day of murder, Rajesh was in her room exclusively, almost throughout the supposed time of murder, that is, from 11.15 – at least 12.15(past midnight)! So if Aarushi was exposed to sex just before her murder, and the washing and cleaning of her private parts was done to eliminate the evidence of it, the possibility of Rajesh being the offender cannot be ruled out entirely,however unpleasant it may be to think of !

The key of the door to Aarushi’s room was found in the lobby,outside the door of Hemraj’s room, which is also suspected to be the doing of the killer, to create the impression that Aarushi was murdered by the servant. Killing and shifting, or taking/dragging Hemraj to the terrace first,then killing him there,and locking him onto the terrace after murdering Aarushi, and not giving the key of the terrace door lock to the police on the morning of the murder to the police, but pressing them to search outside the house for Hemraj,all could be part of that plan, viz. to blame the poor servant for the murder of Aarushi. And, sad to say, the Noida police too fell into the trap,
or perhaps, knowingly co- operated with Rajesh Talwar, and went out to look for Hemraj elsewhere, and even announced an award of Rs. 20000/- for tracking him, on 16.5.08 !

It should therefore be elicited from Anmol what reason Aarushi gave him for her Mobile phone
not responding to his calls after 9.10 p.m, during their last talk on her landline phone at 11.30pm. Anmol had rung up again on their landline at 12.00 hours(midnight), but this time,no one lifted that phone either. So he sent an SMS to her cellphone at 12.30 hours, but that too was not received, for whatever reason. Thereafter, the next thing he came to know, was the shocking news of her murder, which had probably occurred around the same time when he had been trying to contact her the previous night.May be there was a relation between that last communication between Aarushi and Anmol, (rather than with Hemraj)and her death. The large number,of 688 phone calls exchanged between them in the last 45 days also speaks of their intimacy.

(C) WAS AARUSHI MURDERED BY A BOYFRIEND?
It is lately known from Aarushi’s mother and aunt that Aarushi, had just broken up
her friendship with a boyfriend named Sankalp aka Sanky (Arora) and removed him from her Orkut friends’ list, and was in the process of breaking up with another boyfriend of over a month’s standing, presumably Anmol Agarwal, with whom there was exchange of 688 cellphone calls within 45 days,as also several SMS too. It was said that their friendship was not limited to the school only,and the two used to meet outside too for movies and lunch. Still, something was missing, and so she had begun to distance herself with him too.

It is gathered from the Orkut chats between Aarushi and her friends that the boy she had ‘ditched’ earlier, but who was still in contact with her, viz. Sanky aka Sankalp, resident of Mayur Vihar,east Delhi, (where Aarushi’s mobile was last traced on the first day after the murder at 12.35, AN),
was her classmate in Class IX (though he was much older than her-18yrs, going on to be19), and a subsequent drop out of Delhi Public school, Noida. He had spoken to Aarushi on her last day, at about 4.45pm, after Aarushi’s mother had left for work on the day of murder, and Aarushi too had phoned to him at about 5.00pm, and sent an SMS to him later that day.

It seems that one person with an unknown and incompletely known number (9810509…) had phoned and sent SMS to Aarushi a couple of times on 13thMay’08 night, I.e two days before the murder,but Aarushi had not responded to him at all that day. Still, that person had phoned 9 times, and sent 9 SMS to her again between 2.30-5pm on the afternoon of 15th May08. This time Arushi had replied, but it is not known what the conversation was, but it was Sanky who had phoned. She replied to him on 15th May, by phoning him 4times, and by 2 SMS.

It is also learnt that a mysterious person used to send Aarushi information over the Internet about murder victims, reported on Internet sites since some time; but it is not known if it was Sanky doing it, but it is possible that it could be he doing it out of spite, as she had offended him by jilting him for Anmol Agarwal,and removed him from her Orkut friends’ page!

It was suspected that this boy Sanky was involved in the equally mysterious Shobhit murder case of May 2011( mentioned under fictitious name Sahil ). A knife was used as weapon in that case also, and Shobhit’s Mobile call records were also deleted as in Aarushi’s case. That boy’s murder is also supposed to have resulted out of jealousy in a Love Triangle! It was learnt that this boy was a resident of Patparganj, east Delhi. Sahil’s father is working with a Security Firm, so it would be possible for his son to lay his hand on some weapon without his father’s knowledge. The boy was supposed to be studying Law in Amity Univ. In 2011.

(I gathered from Aarushi’s Orkut page that there was one more schoolmate and friend of hers, Abhinav, whom she had phoned often in the last one year, but who, as one girl wrote on her Orkut page, had not professed any special feelings for her or proposed to her, for fear of ridicule by the others in case she rebuffed him). However, that boy’s name has not figured anywhere else in relation to Aarushi, and so he seems to have had no relationship to her murder!

I would have counted Sankalp or Anmol, the rivals for the friendship of Aarushi – ESP.Sanky,
the jilted lover – as two more suspects for her murder (who might have entered the house after 12.30/.45 that night, AFTER both the Talwars went to sleep, and AFTER the servants also left), in view of the Unidentified finger prints on the Whisky bottle and on the walls of Aarushi’s room, and Unidentified footprints on the floor of her room and on the terrace, BUT for the Colony Watchman’s statement that nobody had come to, or gone out of the Talwars’ flat that night! Even then, I am not 100% sure that Sanky has not committed the murder with the help of an accomplice,
(Perhaps some criminal) for he had easy access to weapons, by virtue of his father’s job, and was older than Aarushi.

All the same, the concealing and deletion/destruction of evidence related to suspected sexual interaction,like concealing the body of Hemraj on the terrace and cleaning Aarushi’s body, was almost certainly done by the Talwars for saving their Family Honour along with that of Aarushi.

(It is now said however, that a youth picked up from Kusumpur Pahadi, New Delhi, named Deepak Mallick, who was being scanned by the Delhi Police for a suspected criminal record, has confessed to the murder of Shobhit Modi, but the police was trying to get stronger evidence before convicting him, so Sahil alias Sanky may not have had anything to do with Aarushi’s murder either. However, it is not impossible that Sanky might have bribed Deepak to take the blame for the murder on himself, as many spoilt boys of rich and influential families (‘Bigde Khandaani Nabeere’)
Do !

WHAT WAS THE REASON FOR NO ONE RESPONDING TO ANMOL’S MIDNIGHT CALL ON TALWAR’S LANDLINE PHONE ON MURDER NIGHT?

It is said that Rajesh told Nupur to put on the router in Aarushi’s room at around 11.00- 11.15 p.m, and the last emails that he sent out from the computer that night were at 11.57p.m,a little before midnight,as Nupur Talwar told NDTV in an interview published under the title,
‘Who Is Nupur Talwar?’ i.e.just about the time when Anmol had phoned for the last time in vain on Talwars landline. So, as the CBI claims, Rajesh was at the Internet upto 12.08 hours, and hence must have been awake at the time of Anmol’s phone call. Aarushi too, should have been awake then,according to her usual habit of making and receiving phone calls till 1.00am at night, (provided she was alive at that time), but she too did not lift the phone this time, (nor Hemraj or Nupur).What was happening at that time,or had already happened? Perhaps,it may just be that
Rajesh Talwar may have prevented Aarushi from lifting the phone because he did not approve of the boy phoning her at such late hours. He also suspected her of telling him that she could not respond to him on the cellphone after 9.10pm as her phone had been seized from her, and also telling him very private things about their family, some of which the boy is said to have told the police after Aarushi’s murder,and which Rajesh is said to have confessed to Noida Police initially as true, on being confronted with them by the police, but not to the Court.

What is more intriguing is the finding that the INTERNET ACTIVITY was going on and off throughout that night, especially from 2.04- 3.43 am. The Talwars mentioned the death of Aarushi as having occured at 2.30 a.m on 16.5.08 to the priest at Hardwar, where they had gone on May17,2008 morning for immersion of Aarushi’s ashes, as the four member team of police sent with them to Hardwar reported, though they had given the time as 6.00 a.m to the Noida Police station the previous day. Incidentally,this time tallies with the time of activity shown on the computer during that night. Of course, the Talwars deny their working at the Internet at that time and attribute the activity to automatic starting and stopping of the Internet,because of some problem with the machine.

The question that baffles the police therefore is- how was Rajesh Talwar able to know (beforehand) and state to the priest at Hardwar, where the Talwars had gone for immersion of the ashes,that Aarushi died at 2.00/2.30 a.m,i.e.before the actual time became official and known to the Police-
3/4 days after her death through the Post Mortem report. (It is however possible that he might have guessed it, being a doctor.)

It is unconvincing, therefore, that they were so fast asleep on the murder night as to be totally oblivious to whatever transpired in their house that night.(The time of death mentioned in the FIR lodged at the local Sector-20 police station on May 16,2008 though,was 6.00/6.30 a.m,at which time the Talwar family discovered the body, which again is intriguing.)The time of 2-2.30am given to the priest at Hardwar, means that the Talwar ‘couple’,or at least Rajesh,was awake or had woken up before that,at about 2.04-2.30 a.m,at the time when they say the murder took place,
in which case, no outsider could have come and committed the crime or tampered with Aarushi’s body at that time,without the Talwars’,or at least Rajesh’s knowledge.

It is not understood though, what they/ he was doing at the computer between 2.04-3.43 a.m.,
that is, after the death of Aarushi, that night- probably looking up the Internet for what correspondence Aarushi was doing,and with whom,ESP whether any entry was about or against him, and trying to delete the same(as well as the entries in the mobile phones of Aarushi, Hemraj, and in Aarushi’s camera) before the police investigation, as also to change his password and that of Aarushi, as observed by the Noida police officer, Jagjit Singh Mullick, who had seized and checked the computer of Aarushi and the laptop of Rajesh, on 19.5.2008. The same Police Officer was reported killed mysteriously and coincidentally by a truck on the day Nupur Talwar was released on bail from Dasna Jail, on 25th Sep.2012, while the case was still in process (though he was transferred elsewhere by then).

The police caught Rajesh phoning his lawyer relative, Pinaki Misra of Supreme Court, from Hardwar to apply for hisAnticipatory Bail (not for Nupur)which indicated to them his ‘guilty conscience’ and revealed that ‘he was aware of his default’, on the basis of which they arrested him, a senior Noida Police officer said. Talwar also denied ‘basic facts’ about attending calls on his phone on the night of May 15, which were recorded by the service provider, that further strengthened the case against him.

As regards Hemraj’s cell phone, which Rajesh Talwar had given him, it is said that some man (Rajesh?) spoke on it to the milkman, who had phoned to Rajesh Talwar’s house on the night of the murder, to ask why no one had come that day to fetch milk, and replied that milk was not required that day. So, it appears that both the phones were with Rajesh Talwar only till 16.5.08, and Nupur’s call from their landline phone in their bedroom to Hemraj on that morning at 6.01 a.m was, in all likelihood, received by Rajesh Talwar only, from another room of that house !

In fact, since that phone has not been found yet, and as (there is an unverified report of it being suspected of having gone somewhere in Punjab,but) its last activity has been traced to Nithari, which is part of Noida,the phone may be still with Rajesh, in whose name it was purchased and given to Hemraj for use, or with a close relative or friend of his,or may have been destroyed by him! (However, Krishna too, lives in a rented room in the vicinity, as also Rajkumar, domestic servant of the Durranis, Talwars’ business partners, and Vijay Mandal, servant of the neighbour of the Talwars viz.Puneesh Rai Tandon).

Now,it has come to light that the aunt( father’s sister) of the Defense Witness No.4, Dr.R.K ,Sharma, lives in Punjab. It is also admitted by Dr. Sharma that his father runs a Mobile Set shop, and as Aarushi’s cellphone was pre-paid, he used to get it recharged from there on Rajesh Talwar’s request. The CBI therefore thinks that the phones of the victims might have been given to him by Rajesh for, or after deleting the entries in both of them,whereafter R.K.Sharma sent the phone of Hemraj to Punjab,and discarded the phone of Aarushi in a local park, where the maid servant Kusum found it.

It is strange that Talwar’s neighbour Puneesh Rai Tandon allowed the bloodstained mattress and bed sheet of Aarushi (who,he knew,had been murdered),to be dragged to,and dumped in his own terrace, even before the legal investigation had started. Did he have a hand in the murders?Perhaps, he was the FIFTH PERSON(?) who had entered Talwar’s house on the murder night. Otherwise, he should have had the doubt that Rajesh Talwar or whoever was the killer,was trying to trap him in the murder case by keeping the bloody items on his terrace instead of Talwars’ own, when he could have easily thrown Aarushi’s bedding across the intervening wall.However,there is no proof to suspect his hand in the murder. In fact, it was he who phoned and informed the Security Guard of the colony about Aarushi’s murder,and asked him to send a word to the Noida Police to come over soon to the residence of the Talwars, who had not informed the police till Tandon went to their house after learning about the murder through the maid Bharati, and learnt that that they had not yet phoned to the police because ‘their landline phone was out of order’!

But the Noida Police and Some journalists are said to have sensed ‘some unusual smell’ in the garage of the Talwars in the L- Block, where Vijay Mandal, his servant, was sleeping on the night of 15.5.08.

Perhaps,Rajesh’s (or the murderer’s) earlier plan may have been to throw Hemraj’s body over to Tandon’s terrace on 15th night itself,and blame him or his servant for the murder next morning, but somehow, he could not do so that time itself, may be because his guilty conscience made him fear someone would come and catch him ‘red- handed’ literally ! And then, Puneesh Tandon called the Colony Security Guard to inform him about Aarushi’s murder and to instruct him to call the Police promptly at 6.15 a,m itself,next morning, before Rajesh or whoever, could try anymore tricks to implicate others in the crime.

(Another report is that Aarushi was killed first, and then Hemraj. The reason for that view was that the finger and palm prints found in the room of Aarushi were clean and not blood smeared, while the ones on the terrace wall and terrace door had blood on them, suggesting that the hands of the killer were already having blood on them when he murdered Hemraj.However, if the killer of the two was an insider,probably Rajesh Talwar,as suspected, it must be taken into consideration that being a Resident of that house, he might have gone to Aarushi’s room before the murder and so, left his finger prints on some surfaces before, and not necessarily,at the time of the killing.)

One report had mentioned that these finger and palm prints revealed male DNA. If finger and palm prints with male DNA were found in Aarushi’s room, and particularly on the terrace wall and door with blood on them, why could the CBI not identify the killer from that much? It is not known if these prints been matched with the handprints of the servants, and confirmed to be not tallying with any of them?

Earlier,I was thinking that the CBI were not making serious effort to identify the murderer from the handprints,for the sake of protecting Rajesh Talwar, but now, he is charged with the murders and yet they say they don’t have conclusive forensic proof either against him or Nupur, which means that the abovementioned prints are Not those of Rajesh Talwar, otherwise there is
‘no love lost’ between the second team of CBI and the parents of Aarushi, so if Rajesh ‘s DNA had been found in the bloody prints on the terrace wall or door, the CBI would have ‘closed in’ on him immediately. They are definitely not of Hemraj, and if they are not of any of the other servant suspects, if the CBI’s forensic experts are to be believed, then whose can they be?

Whose fingerprints the abovementioned may be is not known, but it is possible that the fingerprints or DNA of Rajesh or Nupur ( or Dinesh?)Talwar may have been in the room before, but have been washed off by their staff on the first day itself.

By the time Rajesh(according to the CBI) was supposed to have finished the two victims, Nupur too is said to have arrived on the spot and seen as well as learnt everything. At first, she was distraught but then she thought- her daughter had already been lost; what was life worth if she lost her husband as well? That may be why she lent her cooperation in the ‘cover up’ and deletion of the evidence.

As for the FLAT being locked from OUTSIDE, it may have been done by Umesh Sharma, Talwar’s driver, or whoever was his assistant in the murders, on his master’s direction, to lend credence to their tale of an ‘outsider’s hand’ in the murders.

The three or four glasses laid out on the table were probably for the adults in the house, viz.Rajesh Talwar, Nupur Talwar, and perhaps Hemraj, or any of the servants, who might have come to meet Hemraj and left before his murder. The ‘fifth person’ who left his ‘unidentifiable’ finger prints on the Whisky bottle, may have been UMESH. (Or perhaps the fingerprints were of Hemraj. For, they do not belong to any of the three servant suspects, Krishna, RajKumar, or Vijay Mandal.)

Yet,the driver doesn’t seem to have come under suspicion, as the theory propagated is that the murders took place after midnight, i.e. long after Sharma’s coming to Talwar’s residence at 9.50pm, which is why the colony’s Security Guard also hasn’t thought of naming him as an outside visitor.It should be noted for how long he was there and when he left that house.

About the call of Anmol, Aarushi’s friend,on the Landline at12.00pm not having been attended by her, raises the suspicion that for all we know,the ghastly murders might be being committed right then, at midnight. It is possible but not proved that Umesh had a hand in it.

In any case, it is felt that significant headway can still be made by questioning Talwar’s Driver Umesh Sharma, who doesn’t seem to have been interrogated sufficiently or seriously till now, as for whatever reason, he has escaped the gruelling tests that the other employees of the Talwars and of their friends and neighbours,namely,Krishna,Rajkumar, and Vijay Mandal,have been subjected to. Maybe he is being shielded by some influential person/s in the vicinity,whom Umesh may be serving in his free hours.

The entire particulars of the movements of Rajesh Talwar’s car from the evening of 15/5/2008 till the day on which Aarushi’s mobile (mobile indeed) phone was found and the possible whereabouts of Hemraj’s mobile were traced,i.e the whole diary of the car’s trips with noting of all the places where the car had been taken during that period ,and for whom,should be procured from Umesh Sharma and the Talwar couple for getting an idea of the driver’s activities during those crucial days for full unravelling of this baffling and challenging case.

In addition, I still think that though Krishna has not been proved to have any hand in the murder, he does appear to have been involved in it somehow.Otherwise, why would he confess initially before the first team of CBI, under Narco, of having witnessed the murder of Aarushi and Hemraj being committed by Rajkumar?

Thinking of the Talwar’s terrace, on which Hemraj’s body was found on the second day of the murder, it is learnt that all the terraces in the Apartment are interconnected, so there was no reason for the Noida Police to go back empty handed on the day of the murder, just because they were not given the key to the particular terrace of the Talwars. They could have climbed over the dividing wall from Tandon’s side to reach Talwars’ terrace. The employees of the Talwars and the servant of the neighbour Tandon had said that they could not see across because a bedsheet was draped over the dividing iron grill. Incidentally, this double bedsheet might have been the one in which Hemraj was wrapped and dragged to the terrace. Strangely, even this bedsheet,which was seen at the time the terrace was opened on 17.5.08, has been reported as ‘not available’ later bu the CBI! It is not known who took it.

The reason for locking the terrace was given as painting was going on around their flat,and the painter’s workers were using the water from their water tank,so Hemraj had locked it and kept the keys with him. The Talwars said they did not know where he had kept the keys.

Next day, when Hemraj’s body was found on the terrace after Retd. DSP KKGautam got the door opened, the Noida Police must have realised that Rajesh Talwar had made fools of them by driving them away to look for Hemraj elsewhere, even offering the Police Rs. 25000/- to go to Hemraj’s native place and home in Nepal, and making them declare an award of Rs. 20000/- to anyone who could find and report about his whereabouts, but it was too late! Both the Police Officers
Dattaram Nauneria and Mahesh Misra were transferred the same day for careless investigation . That may be the reason for their suspecting his bonafides, and giving statements against him now.

DELETION OF INFORMATION:

It was observed that elimination had been done of 23 of the28 photos(18 out of 23 as per some other reports) taken by Aarushi from her CAMERA.That, plus the deletion of entries in Aarushi’s MOBILE phone, and the attempt to change the INTERNET passwords of Rajesh Talwar and Aarushi, but not of Nupur, who had gone to sleep earlier, at around 11.15 p.m on the fatal night, may be the work of only an insider( Rajesh?) who might be at a threat from the information stored in the mobile phone, Internet and the camera. Nupur is said to have explained the deletion of photographs taken on the camera as Aarushi’s own doing, that is,she herself may have deleted the photographs that she did not like.

The possibility of Rajesh Talwar being the killer is in view of the fact that Aarushi was alive till her mother came to her room at about 11.15p.m, but Rajesh went in thereafter and was in the room till 12.08, after midnight,at the Internet. He must have left the room a few minutes later after putting off the Internet, (though not the Router thereof), say at 12.10- 12.15 hours). Aarushi was never seen alive by any outsider, or by Nupur after she left the room at 11.15 p.m that night. The time of her death, as per the Post Mortem report, is given as between 12.00(midnight)and 1.00 a.m of 16.5.2008. During that period,11.30pm to 12.08-10 (MN), onlyRajesh was in the room with her!

The really pertinent questions therefore, now arise -Was Aarushi alive at the time when Rajesh left her room after that midnight? Can he prove it, in view of the fact that while she had spoken to Anmol from the landline at 11.30p.m after her mobile stopped functioning, she did not attend to his call at 12.00 midnight, which she would have stepped out to receive, if she had been alive,as no one else was lifting the phone. Aarushi did not receive and acknowledge his SMS of 12.30pm at night either.It is likely though, that Rajesh may not have lifted the phone at midnight, and may not have allowed Aarushi to attend to it because he did not approve of Anmol trying to contact her at such a late hour, due to which, he also did not allow her to use her Mobile Phone till Anmol’s SMS of 12.30 that night.. The Talwars say Aarushi herself may not have wanted to attend to the phone at midnight or to the SMS at12.30, which is not convincing.

(According to some sources, Rajesh, was just making a show of having had heavy drinks and sleeping tablets that night, but may have induced Nupur to get drunk heavily or drugged her, so that it is possible she really did not hear the landline phone at midnight,after going to sleep at 11.15 p.m. Hence, Rajesh Talwar was the only one awake at that time. Even if he did take drinks and sleeping pills after leaving Aarushi’s room after 12.08 hrs, i.e about 12.10/12.15 at night,
he couldn’t have fallen ‘dead asleep’ till the next half hour or so, as drinks/pills are not like Cyanide which makes one drop down on the spot)!

Rajesh claims that the murders were committed by Rajkumar, whom Nupur also suspects of having been after Aarushi, under the instigation and help of Krishna and Vijay Mandal(aka Shambhu?), but the fingerprints or DNA of the servants have not been detected in his house following the murder. Rajesh was the last person to be up and around Aarushi’s room that night, so it should not have been too difficult for him to get alerted if any outsider had got into his daughter’s room with malicious intent.
If he did not kill Aarushi, HE only might have called and let in someone secretly, whom he had hidden in his garage or on his terrace (Umesh )from beforehand that day,(as a plan to finish off Hemraj for giving Aarushi information about Rajesh’s private life, as he might have verified after eliciting the information in Aarushi’s mobile phone),so that society’s watchmen wouldn’t know, and he may have left the key on the door that night for the killer to gain easy access to Aarushi’s room.

SERVANTS NOT PRESENT IN TALWAR HOUSE AT THE TIME OF MURDER?

The Second Team of CBI said that Rajkumar was at his own, I.e Durranis’place till 12.30 that night,after which, it was unfeasible for him to come to Talwars’ house, which is 20 minutes away,and do the double murder within10-15 minutes, by 1.00 a.m I.e the estimated time of the murders.(The Durranis however say that the CBI have misinterpreted their statement. They claim that Rajkumar was free from his work since before midnight, and could leave the house then, as his room was near his bathroom, which opened outside.)

Krishna’s landlord vouched for His tenant’s being alone and sleeping in his room that night, and woke up only when the police came for him on the morning of the murder.

That leaves Vijay Mandal, Tandon’s servant, who was sleeping in the Garage of the building that night, but he too has been acquitted as innocent, as no evidence has been found against him,
and there is no apparent motive for him to commit the murders.

NUPUR TALWAR has already committed before the Inquiry officers that she saw Aarushi alive for the last time at 11.00-15 p.m., when she went to her room to put on the Router of the computer for Rajesh. There is no mention of her returning to that room, at least till Rajesh finished working at the computer and retired to his bedroom to sleep, or soon thereafter. Therefore, there is no prima facie reason to suspect her of participation in the murder itself.(Someone has reported that Nupur was also present when Aarushi’s neck was slit, but it is not clarified who has seen her watching her daughter’s murder, so it looks like a piece of idle and vicious gossip, either among the servants or the police).

However, it is possible that Nupur took part in destroying the evidence that was likely to be construed as proof of Aarushi having been engaged in consensual or forced sex at the time of her murder, by cleaning the body and bed of Aarushi, and getting her vaginal swabs exchanged with another woman through her friend Dr.Richa, Pathologist at the Govt. Hospital, and wife of Dr. Naresh Raj, who did Hemraj’s postmortem, to protect Aarushi’s and their family’s Honour from being soiled by the Police and Media,after her death!

Hence, the final impression remains that it may be RAJESH Talwar who killed Aarushi, even though by mistake or accidentally,and had Hemraj killed at short interval before or after her, on the night of 15/16 May 2008!

Whether he or anybody had sex with Aarushi before her murder, is however not certain on account of the washing and cleaning of her private parts before the arrival of the police.

LATEST UPDATE (12.8.2013):

The Talwars had arranged to bring in a London based DNA Expert to give his opinion on DNA reports of Aarushi and Hemraj in the CBI Special Court on Aug.16,2013, with a view to prove the reports and opinion of Indian Forensic experts erroneous.
However, the CBI may be able to press their view on the basis of the following related facts given by their own associates to the CBI,viz:
1. Nupur had gone to work at4.00pm,and returned home from work at 7.30pm, while Rajesh Talwar came home at 9.30pm on 15.5.08, after which, Hemraj, their cook and servant served dinner to the Talwars at 9.30pm, as told by their driver to the police, and affirmed by the article of Nupur’s cousin Shree Paradkar;(another report however says that both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar returned home together that day, at 9.30pm.) Aarushi, according to her friend Fiza Jha’s mother, was with them that evening for some time. However, Aarushi did not go to her grandparents’ house that afternoon, as she usually did, for some reason. An old boyfriend, Sankalp aka Sanky had phoned to her that afternoon at 4.45pm. It is not known whether he was the owner of the Mob.Ph. No. 9810509…!
2.Umesh Sharma, their driver, who came to Talwars’ house soon after,to give the car keys and Rajesh’s office bag, also stated that when he went there at 9.50 pm,he saw Hemraj had served dinner to the family,and that Aarushi was already at the dining table with Nupur. That was the last time he saw the two alive.
3. The dinner was a light vegetarian meal comprising rice, lentils(dal), Okra( Bhindi) vegetable
and rotis.
4. According to scientific observation, the ingested food is digested and starts leaving the stomach
by 3 hrs of the ‘start’of an average meal,and 4-5/6 hrs of a heavy meal containing meat.
5. As the meal that the Talwars and Aarushi had that night was a simple vegetarian meal, 50% of it it would have ‘neared digestion and evacuation from the stomach’ within 3 hrs,i.e.by 12.30/12.45(Night), considering the time of serving the meal, i.e. 9.30/9.45pm.
6.The stomach contents of Aarushi revealed semidigested food, so it can be estimated that
her murder may have been committed anytime before 1.00am,between 11.30pm and 12.45,
after midnight. ( It is reported that Rajesh spoke about Aarushi having eaten Kababs between 10.30-11pm that night, but Nupur said she had only tea.) Still, about 1.00am being the Time of her death is the correct surmise.
7. Aarushi had said to have spoken to her boyfriend Anmol Agarwal on the Talwars’ landline, at 11.30pm for 34seconds, as per Anmol’s statement to the Noida police. So she must have been murdered only after 11.30pm, in her room,which was splattered with blood everywhere.
8.Throughout the period from 11.30pm-12.08 at least, or maybe longer, Rajesh Talwar was
in her room, in the name of using her computer.
Nupur had gone to sleep in their bedroom after Aarushi took her parents’ photographs on her newly gifted camera at 10.10pm, and again after putting on the router of Aarushi’s computer in her room for Rajesh at 11.15pm.
Actually, the landline phone on which Anmol phoned was said to be in the Talwars’ bedroom, so if Anmol’s call had come after Nupur went to sleep, she would have woken up. So Nupur must have come to Aarushi’s room at 11.15pm to switch on the router, and left it at 11.30pm, when Anmol called on their landline, after giving the cordless receiver of that phone to Aarushi, after which Rajesh Talwar came there at 11.30pm to work at Aarushi’s computer.
Besides this,it is learnt that Rajesh had made 197 calls to Anita Durrani in the previous week,and 6 calls on 15th May’08 night! It is also stated in some reports that Nupur too had made many calls to some lady doctor in the preceding week, and 21 calls on the day of the murder. (It is not known if the lady doctor was her sister-in-law Vandana,who had visited NUPUR ON 15.5.08, or Dr. Urmil Sharma,Obstetrician-Gynaecologist of Indraprastha Apollo Hosp., New Delhi,known to Dr.Dinesh Talwar, before she appeared as the Talwars’ witness in the CBI Court.) It is not clear whether this has any bearing on the beating that Aarushi had got on the murder night, or on the double murder itself,otherwise the suspicion arises whether Aarushi had conceived through her boyfriend Anmol Agarwal, and was beaten for telling him the fact over the landline phone at 11.30pm, and may be for refusing Medical Termination of Pregnancy(MTP), which led to her accidental death, while Hemraj was killed for knowing ‘the dirty secret’of the family. For it is doubtful that Aarushi was being sexually exploited by poor Hemraj,
Anmol wouldn’t have told such a thing to the Police(except perhaps to save himself), so as ShreeParadkar, Aarushi’s aunt said in a video, it was Krishna Thadarai spread that rumour out of spite towards Rajesh Talwar, and gave that idea to the Noida Police!
9.The blood and DNA of Aarushi was found on the clothes of Rajesh after the murder, and a little on the clothes of Nupur too, who might have come to Aarushi’s room after the murder(though the stains on Nupur’s clothes had not been mentioned either by Talwars’ staff,Police or CBI,
before the CBI ‘s closing report of Dec.2010.)
10. It is felt that the murder,at least of Aarushi, could not have occurred before 12.00 midnight because seeing the sequence of events, viz:(1)11.15pm:Nupur put on the router in Aarushi’s room for Rajesh.(2)11.30pm:Anmol, Aarushi’s boyfriend, rang and spoke to her on the landline phone;
(3)11.37.54pm: Rajesh sent an email from Aarushi’s computer;(4)11.45pm: Rajesh is said to have got a call from Dubai about a party;(5) 11.57pm:Rajesh sent another email to US, and got a phone call from there. So he seems to have been busy at the computer till nearly 12 o Clock that night.
(6)At 11.45pm, the friends of Hemraj were supposed to have gathered in Hemraj’s room, and were hearing Nepali songs. One song which they remembered afterwards under Narcoanalysis was played between11.45-11.55pm. After that too, Rajesh was in Aarushi’s room uptil 12.08 past midnight, so they could not have entered the room till then.

The CBI Officer Anuj Arya of the first team had asked Nalini Singh,Sr. Journalist,who ran the Nepali Channel on which songs were played on the murder night,to give him a list of the songs that were played on that channel that night from11.45pm for 1/2 hour, I.e upto 12.15,and upto 1 hour,I.e.12.45, which was the estimated time of the murders.

All these facts point only towards one person, RAJESH TALWAR, AND NOT HEMRAJ OR RAJKUMAR, as the likely murderer of Aarushi at least, and probably involved in the killing of Hemraj too ( with the help of an ‘unidentified’ accomplice,called by him) if the murder was deemed to have occurred between 11.30pm and 12.15/12.30(00.30) am.
The murders give the impression of being committed by the same person in view of the similar nature of their injuries,and bloodstains of both Aarushi and Hemraj on his Ballantine Scotch Whisky bottle on their dining table.The absence of Rajesh’s fingerprints on it, maybe because of the use of gloves.
The bloody footprints on the floor of Aarushi’s room and the terrace not matching the footwear of either Rajesh or Nupur could be because of Rajesh deliberately wearing footwear of a different size than his own purposely to mislead the investigators.
Partial male DNA was said to have been found on a pillow in Aarushi’s room which is said to match with Hemraj’s DNA,but it was clarified later that it was not from Aarushi’room.
The footprints of a different size on the terrace on the other hand, however, could be of anyone,
as many people walked over the terrace without any check on the day it was opened.
The fact of the Whisky bottle being left on the table for the investigators to see it, cannot be taken as proof of Rajesh’s innocence.The Unidentified fingerprints may have been of someone who touched the bottle in the morning inadvertently.

As for the MOTIVE of the murder of Aarushi, it appears to be related to her intimacy and sharing all family secrets with Hemraj and Anmol too,judging from the sudden restriction placed on her frequent chats with him on her cellphone, by making her keep her mobile switched off from9.10 pm that night, and Aarushi herself becoming totally ‘silent’ since the time of the phone call of Anmol at11.30pm on the Landline in the Talwars’bedroom.

(Hemraj was killed for gossiping about the family,as he had feared.)

As regards Aarushi’s murder, there is one more possibility,that Aarushi, who had taken photographs on her new CAMERA, of herself, her parents, and some more, including may be of herself with Hemraj, wanted to show the photographs to Anmol that night itself.

Just as Nupur was leaving Aarushi’s room, Anmol rang her on the Landline at 11.30pm. Anmol told Aarushi that he wanted to take her out to a restaurant to discuss her Birthday plans.
As he was her close confidant, she was probably promising him that she would come to meet him with her new camera, when her father came to her room,beat her for talking to Anmol even after her Mobile phone was taken away, and took away the landline phone receiver as also the camera he had just gifted to her;
(it is reported by Nupur’s brother to the investigators that Aarushi was beaten that night, but he doesn’t seem to have revealed the reason for it to them.)
Rajesh then saw what she had photographed on her camera, and started deleting the private photographs that she had taken on It. At that, Aarushi began to cry and threaten him that she would tell everyone, Including mother Nupur and grandparents, about his ‘secrets’, or whatever she had phootographed, which was the ‘last straw’, leading him to strike her hard,which proved fatal.

That explains why 23 of the 28’photographs Aarushi is said to have taken on her new camera, were deleted, and only 5 snaps of herself and her parents were spared. Otherwise, Aarushi had just got the camera at 10.10pm, and had hardly any time or occasion to photograph anything important or troublesome on it before her death within the next 2/3 hrs., that too at a late hour at night,
except the family photographs,or possibly, the criminal attack on Hemraj in her own house,
which she might have witnessed inadvertently, when he was being dragged up to their terrace by the killer/s. That could be the ‘DIRTY SECRET’ of her father(/both parents), or the servants,
by threatening to expose which, Aarushi invited her murder at the hands of her father or whoever.

On June 30,2008, ‘ The Statesman’ reported on 17.5.2008 that the PHOTOS DELETED FROM AARUSHI’S DIGITAL CAMERA HAVE BEEN RECOVERED THAT CONTAIN INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE OF THE PEOPLE AND THE CLOTHES THAT WERE USED’, that would be used to consolidate other proofs.The CBI has been however withholding the information about the exact nature of they images and the crucial details for confidential reasons. That information probably holds the answer to why the CBI insists on holding the Talwars resposible for the murders.

The final judgement gives some conclusions derived from comparing the photographs taken by Aarushi on her camera, with some exhibits taken by the photographer of the Noida Police, an important observation being that (1) the bed sheet on Aarushi’s bed in her camera’s photos is different from the one seen in the Police Photographer’s exhibits and shows creases, while the changed and faded bedsheet in the Police exhibits does not show any creases. Besides this is the fact that (2) there is a small and additional pillow of the set of the changed bedsheet on the bed in the exhibits,which was not there in Aarushi’s camera photographs.
(3) In Aaarushi’s photos, her School bag was not on her bed, while it was there in the exhibits and that too,without any blood stains on it!
(4) A toy which was near Aarushi’s head in her camera photo, was near her leg in the exhibits.This last point is not of much significance according to me, as Aarushi herself might have changed the place of the toy, and left it there when she retired to sleep.

The weapon with which the necks of the victims were slit, that is, the SURGICAL KNIFE or Nepali KHUKRI has still not been traced, which, the CBI were given to understand by Krishna during Narcoanalysis, may have been flushed down the toilet.

In CONCLUSION, HEMRAJ may have been KILLED, as he feared and told his wife, for GOSSIPING about the private matters of his master and his family with outsiders, and according to some reports, for BLACKMAILING him about his affair with his business partner Anita Durrani.

AARUSHI however,was KILLED (in my opinion), NOT FOR being CAUGHT in a ‘compromising position’ WITH HEMRAJ (though she might have been indulging in sex with her boyfriend sometimes perhaps, as a doubt about her virginity does arise due to some suggestive remarks in her postmortem report, and her Orkut website; for her boyfriend, Anmol, is said to have been visiting her house in her parents absence, and she used to confide about all matters in him.)
Nor was it for OPPOSING her FATHER’S clandestine AFFAIR with Mrs.Durrani, but for carrying photographs dangerous for her parents in some way,and insisting on showing the same to her boyfriend and confidant Anmol,who, she did not understand, was an outsider for her parents,
all said and done!

About the possibility of the servants having murdered Aarushi and Hemraj, it could only have happened between 12.30-1am, prompted by Krishna’s desire to take revenge on Rajesh Talwar,and Rajkumar’s lust for Aarushi, coupled with jealousy towards Hemraj as well as the fear of being exposed by him. Vijay Mandal appears to have been only an accomplice to the other two.

(Even though there is no evidence like fingerprints or blood of any of the servants to prove their guilt, there seems to be a possibility of the servants, especially Krishna, who is said to have come to Talwars’ house on the murder night, to have seen Hemraj being murdered by whomever,on Talwars’terrace, if not in Aarushi’s room, by hiding behind the dividing wall,on the neighbour’s side, as also perhaps, Aarushi’s murder and murderer,by coming down from the roof/terrace via a pipe to the balcony outside Aarushi’s room, and seen the whole event as a first hand eye witness, without being involved in it or being seen by the Talwars, then escaped by the same route! Who knows, it may be either Krishna or Rajkumar who might have seen and told CBI Officer Kaul,on condition of anonymity,everything , which is why they are so convinced about Rajesh Talwar’s guilt, and sparing the servants.
Perhaps. Under Narco, Krishna may have named Rajesh as the killer, but The Scientist conducting the test may have confused him by asking him a leading question,viz.”Who, Rajkumar Sharma?”, as the servant’s surname is also Sharma.That is what the second team of CBI believes to have happened,and may be that is a fact !

WAS HEMRAJ BLACKMAILING RAJESH TALWAR?

Coming back to HEMRAJ, a report of the Website Merinews,dated June 11,2008, states that
there were a few cheeky commentators who made suggestions about their having Videos of Aarushi, but that “these people came from ‘ Opposite ends of the World that were far removed from Noida, Uttarakhand and Kathmandu,Nepal)’. How probable is it that they could possibly own videos on a girl they had never met? Our readers are responsible and intelligent people.They will shoot down any fraudulent claims on videos!” This is not very convincing, for the family was having many Nepali servants, viz. Vishnu Thapa, their first ex to have happened domestic servant,Krishna Thadarai-Talwars’ clinic compounder, Hemraj Banjade, their next domestic servant,and his son-in-law Jeevan, who in turn, had Nepali friends and visitors like Rajkumar, Durranis’ domestic servant, and they themselves visited their home town in Nepal from time to time ! (WHETHER the Nepali SERVANTS of the Talwars WERE actually engaged IN SUCH ACTIVITY is NOT KNOWN, but it was not improbable at all, if they were so inclined.) Also, to say that Kathmandu, Nepal, and Uttarakhand are at ‘Opposite ends of the World’ from Noida is a gross exaggeration and pure naivete !

So it cannot be ruled out that Hemraj may have been making MMS and videos of Aarushi, perhaps, in company of Anmol, her boyfriend as well, in view of a statement in a report that Hemraj used to blackmail Aarushi about her meetings with Anmol,who is said by a person knowing the family to have been coming to her house in her parents’ absence ( and who knows, with himself also,using manipulative techniques with the help of Computer Manipulated Photography),and of Rajesh Talwar withAnita Durrani, and running a racket of selling and circulating the MMS and Videos among his friends, including Maoists in Nepal and Uk, as also using them to blackmail both Aarushi and Rajesh Talwar, which led to his murder and that of poor Aarushi as witness,possibly through a Contract killer. The fact that he was under the watch of the Delhi Police for his said telephonic contact with Maoists in Nepal indicates that despite his simple sand benevolent look, Hemraj may actually have been a notorious character engaged in nefarious activities,I.e a ‘Wolf in Sheep’s clothing’!
(It has come out that a day after the murders, Rajesh Talwar had received a phone call from a man who later turned out to be a UP criminal,who was also under the radar of the Delhi cops,who were scanning his Mobile phone records. It is not known what he said to Rajesh, and whether the man or his call had anything to do with the murders, for the day after the murder was the day on which the hidden body of Hemraj was found out by opening the terrace. It is not known if the man phoned to ask for Rajesh’s explanation about Hemraj’s murder, and to threaten him for having killed Hemraj, or if the man was himself a hired killer brought by Krishna and Rajkumar to kill
Aarushi, and the one who left the ‘unidentified’ fingerprints on the Whisky bottle. Some reports have said that a ‘mysterious’ man named Shambhu had come to the house that night with the other two servants, but some others say that this Shambhu is Vijay Mandal, the neighbour’s servant, whose unofficial name is also Shambhu!
The CBI deny the receipt of the call by Rajesh, when really speaking, they should have investigated this, as the search could have yielded information about a nexus between Maoists in Nepal and UP criminals, with which Hemraj might have been somehow connected)!

Still, my impression is that Hemraj does not seem to be the one who had sex with Aarushi on the murder night, or murdered her himself, for there was no time or scope for it that night after 7.30pm. Also his body was found with footwear on.
Nupur had returned home from work at 7.30pm, and is said to have been there all along till Rajesh Talwar came home at 9.30.Then the Talwars had dinner from 9.30-10pm. After dinner,the parents had gone to Aarushi’s room to give her the new camera,and posed for some photographs.
At 10.30,Hemraj served dinner for himself, but did not eat, or was not able to eat it for some reason.
At 11/11.15pm, Nupur went to Aarushi’s room,where she saw Aarushi on her bed, reading a novel.
At 11.30, Anmol spoke to Aarushi, and then Rajesh sat down to work at the computer in her room from 11.30-12.08.
Aarushi was killed between 12.00 and 1.00am, as estimated on the basis of semi digested food in her stomach; and somewhere around that time, Hemraj too was killed. No one would have dared to enter Aarushi’s room soon after Talwar left her room,at least not within next 15-20 mins.
Where was the time or chance for sex ?Therefore, being caught in a compromising or objectionable position,viz. SEX WITH AARUSHI in her room ON MURDER NIGHT DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE BEEN the REASON FOR THE MURDER of those two! Moreover, the body of Hemraj is said to have been found with his footwear on one foot,which is hardly something that one would expect to find on the body of a person caught at the start or in the midst of sexual activity!
Also, he died without starting to eat the meal that he had served for himself at 10.30pm, which leads some people to think that he might have died BEFORE the estimated time of 12-1am.

So making and selling MMS and Videos of Aarushi(and perhaps of Rajesh Talwar with Anita Durrani too) in Nepal, could be the reason for Hemraj’s murder, and for Mobile phones of both Aarushi and Hemraj going missing together almost immediately after their murder(though Aarushi’s phone had fallen silent that night from an unusually early hour, 9.10pm,which suggests that her parents may have taken it away from her at that time, to restrain her cellphone usage and to find out the nature of the entries therein).

It is not understood how Aarushi’s phone too went missing with Hemraj’s phone, if the murders were committed by an outsider, unless the Talwars themselves arranged for the deletion of entries in,and disposal of the phones. That points to the employment of an accomplice , either their trusted driver UMESH SHARMA ,Durranis’ servant Rajkumar or a contract killer for the crime.
For it has come out later that the CBI found some evidence that Dr.RKSharma, former HoD
of Forensic Science at AIIMS, and Defense Witness No.4, had undertaken the disposal of both
the phones,ESP of Hemraj to the doctor’s own paternal aunt in Punjab.

It is also found that a call was received on Hemraj’s phone a day after his murder, and from a nearby area. Aarushi’s phone too is supposed to have been active for a day after her death,so it is likely that both the phones might have been hidden by,and thus in Rajesh Talwar’s custody only for a day,after which he passed them on to a trusted associate for deletion of entries, and ‘disposal’!

Probably, Krishna Compounder had got to know about the plan in advance,because of which, he had called on the Landline No of CBI office at 12.17pm on May 14, 2008 to inform CBI about it, but they deny having received the call. That may be why he went to Talwar house give a Khukri to Hemraj on May14’08 night, as wanted by Hemraj,who was in fear for his life since some days. Someone,whose identity has not become known, but believed to be Krishna, had also phoned Hemraj from a nearby PCO at 8.27pm on the murder eve, may be to give him a last warning of the impending’ Talwar’ on him, as “Bhaag Hemraj Bhaag!’ ‘Par Abhaaga Nahi Bhaaga’! Wonder if there was a Nepali ‘Brutus’ in this real-life melodrama too, may be Rajkumar. It is not clear though,
why he would kill Hemraj, except out of jealousy over his emotional intimacy with Aarushi.

As to the point that RAJKUMAR was busy with the domestic work at Durranis’ place upto 12.30pm on that night, it is said by Rajkumar and CBI that Anita Durrani had gone out of station that day, to return by the 10.50pm train, and that Rajkumar had gone at 10.30pm to pick her up at the Railway station with Praful Durrani, after returning from which at 11.30pm,he served them food and became ‘free from his chores for the night only at 12.30pm. So he seems to have been preoccupied with the Durranis’ work right from 10.30 -12.30pm on the murder night. The minimum time taken to reach Talwar’s house from Durrani’s, as measured by CBI, is 20mins, so he could not have landed at Talwar’s Place before 12.50, after which it would not have been possible to murder both Aarushi and Hemraj within the estimated time of their murder, viz.12-1am.

( Here,there is a difference between Rajkumar’s and the Durranis’ statements. Rajkumar said he finished his work only at 12.30 hrs after midnight, so he could not have gone to Talwar house and killed two people within the remaining 10 minutes of the estimated time span of the murder of the two persons. On the other hand, the Durranis say that it is misconstrued by CBI that they agreed with Rajkumar’s statement. They say his work was over before midnight, and that he was free to go anywhere he wanted thereafter, as the bathroom that he used opened outside.)

What is confusing is the statement and THEORY by a CBI Officer of the FIRST Team, that the lthree servant suspects were present in Talwar’s house on the murder night from 11.45pm listening to songs on a Nepali Music channel run by Nalini Singh, Sr. Journalist,in Hemraj’s room, and that the servants’ confessed to it under Narco, including Rajkumar, who even hummed a song which he said he had heard in Hemraj’s room that is confirmed by Nalini Singh, who broadcasted theo program, to have been played between 11.45pm-12(midnight). Yet, the Investigating Officer of
the SECOND CBI team, AGL Kaul, says that the servants DON’T SEEM to have had anything to do with the murder, considering that Rajkumar, who,according to the First Team, was the one to have hit Aarushi mortally,was busy cooking for the Durranis and to go to the Railway station with
Praful Durrani to pick up Mrs. Durrani, so that he could not have come to the house early enough to execute the double murder within the estimated time of 12-1am. So Kaul argues that Rajkumar might have heard that song at his own home!

Still, perhaps Krishna and Vijay Mandal,or one of the two, probably Krishna, came earlier and happened to become secret witness/es of the murder by whomsoever, by hiding behind the intervening wall of the terrace between Talwar’s terrace and that of neighbour Tandon, from Tandon’s side,and then slipped away quietly from there!
He(or perhaps Rajkumar, who might have arrived just then) may have been the one to phone and inform DSP Gautam on 16th May, through the ‘unidentified phone number’, about the presence of Hemraj’s body on the terrace, (when he saw that Rajesh Talwar was not giving the keys of his terrace to the police and misguiding them to search for Hemraj outside his house), in order to ensure that the body of his friend was not disposed of surreptitiously, and to inform the police in time about the possibility of rape on Aarushi by whomsoever!

However, the informer could be Noida Police officer Data Ram Nauneria who was the first PO to visit Talwar house on the day of the murder, and who was not given the keys to open the terrace
To phone Gautam after being tipped by the servants about it.

IF RAJKUMAR, who was mentioned by Krishna as Aarushi’s and Hemraj’s murderer during Narco analysis, WAS NOT the actual MURDERER, nor drawn willy-nilly as accomplice to commit or participate in the murder of Hemraj or in either murder because of his having been relieved from work at Durranis’ place really as late as 12.30(night) as he pleads,and the CBI believe, AND HEMRAJ IS probably INNOCENT at least as regards the charge of having sex with Aarushi that night, then the LIKELIHOOD becomes stronger OF the MURDER of both AARUSHI and Hemraj having been DONE BY someone else, ESP. Aarushi by RAJESH himself, in an impulse of anger, or accidentally, in her own room, in which case, hers might have been a sudden and unplanned Murder, but the murder of Hemraj appears to have been a preplanned one !

It is not understood why Krishna named Rajkumar as the assailant of Aarushi under Narcoanalysis. (May be he was threatened and asked leading questions to name the other two servants, just as those two said that pressure was brought on them to name him).But considering that Rajesh was awake and working at the computer in Aarushi’s room till 12.08pm, after which he must have left the room at about 12.15pm, it is difficult to believe that Rajkumar could have come into the room and killed Aarushi within the next 15-30 minutes without Rajesh getting an inkling about it.

Now, Nalini Singh, Sr. Journalist, too has come forward in support of the Talwars that,as admitted by the three servants of the Talwars, in their Narco test, they must have gone to Talwar’s house on murder night, and were listening to a music program on a Nepali TV channel run by her, in Hemraj’s room, from 11.45pm on the night of 15/16May,2008, as a song mentioned by Rajkumar as played in the program from 11.45-12pm ( as per AajTak report),tallied with her list of songs broadcasted during that period. Rajkumar may have left Durranis’ place immediately after serving dinner to Mrs. Durrani,so as to reach Talwar’s house by 11.55pm, while the song was going on, on Hemraj’s TV.( In spite of that, the CBI however claim that he ‘might have’ heard the songs at his own house ! )The STRANGE FACT though,is that in spite of the servants and the Talwars supposedly being in the house on the murder night, the CBI has not been able to find any forensic evidence of the involvement of either in the murders! It is POSSIBLE that the MURDERS took place SUBSEQUENT TO the SERVANTS LEAVING the TALWAR HOUSE after the end of the Music program around12.30 post-midnight, because of which there is no evidence of the involvement of the servants in the murders,despite their having been in Talwars’ house on murder night.

It is also strange that in spite of the Talwars having been in the house throughout, the CBI has not been able to find either of the weapons of murder in the house that they say the Talwars poused, if they had committed the murders as alleged! The weapons could disappear only if some outsider had committed the murders, or helped in them. This suggests that the crime may have been the work of outsiders. ( However, since the Talwars called their family and friends to their house before the police, there is scope for doubt that they gave the weapon/s to some trusted person to hide or dispose off before the police came. Their calling other people before the police is therefore their biggest mistake, or perhaps their cleverest move! )

There is no definite evidence of Aarushi having been exposed to sex before her murder,but if she were, there is reason to believe that it may be the act of Rajesh Talwar, as he was apparently
the last person to have been in her room from 11.30- 12.08pm, which is very close to the estimated time of her murder of 12-12.30pm. However,there is NO PROOF OF AARUSHI having been SEXUALLY ASSAULTED/ABUSED or even of having indulged in consensual sex on MURDER NIGHT in the FIRST PLACE, but there is a only a strong doubt of it, due to Aarushi’s private parts seeming to have been washed and cleaned by someone after her murder,and her uncle Dinesh telling the autopsy doctor to hide mention of rape from his report; so one can not come to any conclusion regarding whether Aarushi was indeed sexually abused just before murder by anybody or not; but there is reason to believe that she may have had, or was forced to have, sex with someone earlier, as her hymen showed an old tear and fimbriation, which suggests prior exposure to sex.
Still, as said above, there is no proof that the murder was preceded by,or was a consequence
or aftermath of rape on murder night! For no sperms were found in Aarushi’s vaginal swab smears(though these were said to have been swapped with some other woman).

May be the parents tried to check whether Aarushi was having sex with whomever,or was abused,or was pregnant.(They may be suspecting pregnancy, considering the 250 phone calls Nupur is said to have made to a lady doctor in the preceding week, and 21 times on the day of murder.Perhaps, they apprehended it because of a missed period, hence the likelihood of their having done the washing and cleaning of her Private parts after her murder.)

How I wish we had astute investigating agencies of the calibre of Sherlock Holmes in our country
To solve this never ending mystery!

The only positive finding against the Talwars was the presence of Aarushi’s Blood on Rajesh’s (and Nupur’s clothes?). Aarushi’s blood may have come on by their impulsively hugging Aarushi’s body on finding her murdered.( What is not understood is that Aarushi is supposed to have been murdered between 12 (midnight)-1am at night, when the Talwars claim to have been sleeping, and they say they saw Aarushi’s dead body at 6.00am next morning only, when their maid Bharti came for work. The blood flow from Aarushi’s body must have stopped long back,and the blood on her body and clothes would have clotted and dried up by morning.Then how did a noticeable amount of Aarushi’s blood get on to Rajesh’s clothes, as reported by Noida Police? That would happen only if he had hugged or held the girl’s body immediately or soon after the murder. Bharti however said she did not see any blood on either of the Talwars’ dress, if her word is to be believed,than that of the Police!)

No blood is reported to be found on Krishna’s clothes. The T-shirt of Rajkumar is said to have been bloodstained too, but when the shirt was sent to the CFSL(Central Forensic Science Lab.) Hyderabad, the Laboratory reported that DNA could not be extracted from the bloodstains due to the blood being denatured.

This is not to say that either Talwar or the servants are above suspicion, but to this day, there is no concrete evidence against the servants according to the CBI, and no sound proof against the Talwars either.

So then, Who Killed Aarushi Talwar? The Mystery remains as complicated and puzzling as ever!

According to me, it is Not the ‘Murder of Aarushi Talwar’ that is ‘The Big Mystery’, but
the ‘Murder of Hemraj Banjade’, their servant.Because, with due respect and apology to
the Talwars, the fact remains that the circumstantial evidence against Rajesh Talwar having committed the murder of Aarushi, and later, washing and cleaning of her body himself or with the help of Nupur,’stares one in the face’ so hard that it is difficult to rule out the possibility of his hand in it, even if one would like to. For it is almost ‘obvious’ that he is the killer of Aarushi. It is
the murder of Hemraj Banjade, their servant, that is the True mystery!

As to Krishna, however he may be as a person, regarded Hemraj as a bosom friend and confidant, and even brought a Khukri for Hemraj on the previous day on the latter’s request, as the latter was afraid for his life from Rajesh Talwar since some time, as he told his wife. If there was a threat to his life from Krishna, why would he have asked him of all the people to get him the Khukri for his self-protection? And why would Krishna suddenly turn hostile towards him overnight to the extent of becoming literally his ‘cut-throat’ enemy? Not convincing.

The neighbour’s servant, Vijay Mandal too does not appear to have any motive for the murders.

The Only person open to doubt is Rajkumar, domestic servant of the Durranis, business partners of the Talwars, who was said by both Krishna and Nupur to be ‘having an eye’ on Aarushi, and was coming to their house sometimes in their absence. He was not particularly friendly with Hemraj. However, he too is said to have been relieved from their housework at about12.00, that night (Rajkumar said 12.30), and it takes At Least 20 minutes to reach the Talwar residence from Durranis’ house, so the chances of his going over to Talwar house after that and committing both the murders in the remaining short time of the estimated period of murder of Aarushi and Hemraj (12-1am) are rather remote. Even if he might have come, it couldn’t have been earlier than 12.20,after midnight, while the Nepali song that he mentioned having heard on a Nepali channel that night was played in the Music Program at 11.45-12pm, before midnight(Aaj Tak report) as confirmed by Nalini Singh, during Which time,he was serving dinner toDr.Anita Durrani,who had arrived from outstation at11.30pm that night.So as the CBI said, he left their house that night after12.30,or at least not much before 12.00pm(Midnight).

Hence, the CBI may be right in claiming that he may have heard a particular song on the Nepali channel run by Nalini Singh,at 11.45-12pm that night, as she confirmed, but it may have been heard at his home, I.e. Durrani s’ servant quarter, and does not prove his presence in Hemraj’s room at that time, but one can’t be sure of it,as it is based on Rajkumar’s,a suspect’s statement.

None of the three servants’ fingerprints or bloodstains were said to be found on any of the samples picked by CBI’s 1st team and the Forensic expert Mahapatra from Talwars’ house.
Therefore, one cannot rule out the possibility that Rajesh only may have killed both Hemraj and Aarushi on ‘grave and sudden provocation’, due to whatever reason.

The TALWARS’ ACCUSATION AGAINST KRISHNA and RAJKUMAR, of having come to their house at late night on the pretext of meeting Hemraj and committing the double murder, by taking advantage of Aarushi’s bedroom door having been left open inadvertently, all this without the father, who had gone to sleep in his room next door,hardly 15-20 minutes before, knowing anything, would have appeared CREDIBLE IF RAJESH and NUPUR Talwar had GONE OUT, if not to a hotel for a party ,as was the rumour in the beginning, then somewhere else from12/12.15 at night, to return after 2/3 hours, so that they were not in the house when the murders took place,
AS I SUSPECT STRONGLY to be a possibility, (because of which they can deny committing the crime, or knowing who killed Aarushi and Hemraj and when, or could ask for the’Touch DNA’ test to be done as they are sure their fingerprints or blood would not be found on any article or at any place in the area of the murders, as also ask for reopening of their case in Dec.2010 so confidently.)
BUT THEY’RE NOT ADMITTING THEIR ABSENCE FROM HOME DURING THE CRUCIAL HOURS FROM 12.00 MIDNIGHT for some reason, perhaps because they don’t want the purpose or place of going to be known, which may throw them ‘from one frying pan into another’, or into the fire!)

Thus, It is likely that the Talwars may be compelled to shield or cover up for some relative
or ‘Big Person'(Dinesh Talwar?), or one of the servants themselves (may be Rajkumar, Durranis’ servant) owing to their influence, because of which they give the impression of hiding something on one hand,while pleading for justice on the other. And therefore they are not able to reveal all that they know to the Police or CBI, for self-defense. However, there is no stark proof of the involvement of any ‘big person’ in the crime either.

So the scope remains to suspect Rajesh Talwar of having committed the murders AFTER the three servants came to meet Hemraj, listened to Nepali music for some time in his room, and left soon
after 12.30 (night), or Rajesh may have hired a killer/s to kill Hemraj, in which process, Aarushi too got killed accidentally.

One Akshay Anand, from a Website’You Bihar’, claiming to be knowing Dinesh Talwar’s daughter Shreya though Internet chatting, had written to some other website long ago in this connection that, as he came to learn from Shreya, Dinesh Talwar and Vandana Talwar had gone to his brother Rajesh’s house on the murder night, and killed Hemraj, while Rajesh hit and killed Aarushi. (According to his hearsay, Dinesh and Rajesh started the hitting and killing of Hemraj and Aarushi,and their wives joined them subsequently, so that All four Talwars were involved ultimately in the gruesome crime to a greater or lesser extent, with Vandana Aunty, who is an M.B.B.S doctor and Anaesthetist, and also Having experience of being I/C of the Gynaecological Ward of the Safdarjung Hospital, having done the vaginal manipulation on Aarushi’s body sometime later,with a vaginal dilator that she might be having in her doctor’s kit! )
However, there is no forensic or even circumstantial proof of her involvement in this case,hence she has not been named as suspect in any way.
It may also be that Dinesh only may have killed the two, and told Rajesh, when he and Nupur returned home after 3.30am, in case they had gone out when Dinesh and Vandana arrived, that he was impelled into it because he caught Hemraj in an ‘objectionable position’with Aarushi, about which he is said to have seen and warned Rajesh about, before too. This explains the absence of Hemraj’s blood on Rajesh’s clothes.
(Now, if it was Rajkumar who raped or molested and killed Aarushi, then the reason for Dinesh/ and Rajesh killing Hemraj, instead of Rajkumar, is not clear, unless they believed Hemraj to be the rapist).

Dinesh may also have told Rajesh not to allow the Noida Police to open the terrace on the first day, telling him that he would manage to dispose of it ‘quietly’ later through his personal and trusted contacts !

After Hemraj was struck by Dinesh, according to Akshay’s information, Rajesh struck Aarushi,
as she intervened, crying,”No! I love Hemraj!” But it may be that this might be Shreya’s version, as she told Akshay, according to what her parents may have told her, after returning home from Rajesh’s house, and that Aarushi too, might have been killed by Dinesh only!

Now, Rajkumar who might have seen everything, may be blackmailing Dinesh Talwar, hence the latter’s hesitation to name him as the one who had assaulted Aarushi sexually, the others -particularly Hemraj being mainly onlookers. Therefore, Dinesh and Rajesh, on his instigation.
may have mentioned Hemraj, who is dead anyway,as the exploiter of Aarushi.

That might be the reason for the mysterious,brazen and challenging sort of SMILE
ON RAJKUMAR’S FACE ON ARREST and being taken by the police, unlike his two companions, which suggests that he may be sure that he would be acquitted because of the strong backing of some ‘big’ people,or He knows who the murderer is!

This is not unlikely, seeing DINESH TALWAR TAKING an ACTIVE and OVERSOLICITOUS PART IN the CASE INVESTIGATION, MORE than RAJESH or NUPUR, on the FIRST TWO crucial DAYS of
the investigation, posing as though he was helping his brother, by way of INDEPENDENTLY,

(1) approaching the doctor who did Aarushi’s Postmortem to request him to ‘remove’mention of ‘rape’ from his report(the reason of which is not understood), as Retd.DSP KKGautam told the CBI Court. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, Aarushi’s parents however,have been denying vehemently from the beginning that their daughter suffered any sexual attack through any servant, or was engaged in consensual sex wIth Hemraj, as the Noida Police and the CBI Insist,to have happened before her murder. So it may be to buttress the claim of the parents that Dr.Dinesh Talwar(who may have known or suspected that Aarushi might have been really, sexually violated) contacted the Doctor doing the postmortem (through his friend Dr. Sushil Kumar Choudhary,who in turn knew Retd. DSP KKGautam),to see to it that ‘rape’was not recorded in Aarushi’s PM report. Gautam told the court that he told the two men that he could not tell Dr. Dohre to hide the rape angle in his report. Then,Dinesh is said to have got Dr. Dohre on the line through his phone with Dr. Dogra, AIIMS Specialist on Postmortems, who told Dr. Dohre to’hide evidence of rape on Aarushi’ in his report,which Dr.Dohre, also refused to do.( However, Dr. Dohre seems to have succumbed to his pressure somehow,as the report he prepared does not say anything more than a white discharge on the vaginal wall, but he came out with facts suggestive of Aarushi having been exposed to sex,viz.an old tear in her hymen and dilated vaginal orifice, in the CBI Court,after the second CBi Team took over the case.) Dinesh on his part,denies having made any effort to influence the doctor through Dr. Dogra,and claims to have proved it through his cellphone records,but if the allegation is true, it suggests a strong possibility of Aarushi having been raped before murder!

(2) He also tried to get the terrace of Rajesh Talwar opened surreptitiously in the absence of the latter,who had gone to the crematorium to collect Aarushi’s ashes(instead of going there with him), by calling the ‘Retired DSP’ KKGautam, known to his friend Dr.Sushil Kumar Choudhary, for the purpose. KKGautam however, was wise enough to follow the protocol by calling the UP Police Officers on duty, along with the Media, and getting the terrace door opened by having the door lock broken by them officially,thus exposing the dead body of the issuing’ Hemraj to the Police and Media’! This secretive action of Dinesh goes in keeping with the known fact that ‘A Murderer tends to return to the site of his crime’!

Unfortunately, the chief supporter of the Talwars among the Media,’Tehelka’, has not been able to see through the seemingly oversolicitous behavior of Dinesh Talwar, as actually a ploy to save his own skin by ripping that of his younger, trusting brother Rajesh! Therefore, instead of realising and following up with the possibility of the murders being a case of breach of trust, mainly within the two brothers of the family, they are harping upon the involvement of outsiders,viz.the servants in the killings, who are actually either mere tools used by big and influential people, or helpless, purchased and suppressed witnesses of their crime!

(3)Dinesh Talwar also feigned inability to recognise his brother’s long time servant Hemraj’s body when Rajesh Talwar’s terrace was opened.

(4)Moreover, he is said to have visited all the departments of the Govt. Hospital in Delhi and AIIMS after the murders on his own,’to get to know all the formalities’! So it is possible that he may have manoeuvred the swapping of Aarushi’s vaginal swabs/slides. This effort lends strength to the suspicion generally created that that Aarushi might have been subjected to a sexual encounter by somebody, though it may not be Hemraj as the Noida Police and Second Team of CBI think, but some other person known to her.

Nupur at least, was telling a TV Channel interviewer after the incident that “It’s not possible that Hemraj may have raped and killed Aarushi,as he was like a grandfather to her.” She however made a passing remark that Rajkumar seemed to have interest in Aarushi,as it had come to her ears that he used to come to their house during the absence of Rajesh and Nupur, and that it is possible that he might have entered their house through some other entrance, even if the main door was closed.

The CBI had said to Dr. Rajesh Talwar that they were not calling Dr.Dinesh Talwar and his friend Dr. Sushil Kumar Chaudhary as their Witnesses because the two were on the CBI list as suspects, but they have not taken any further investigative action against them either! What does that show? That Dinesh Talwar, by his initial intervention in the case deliberately, or inadvertently, led to the exposure of brother Rajesh, after which he has cleverly distanced himself and friend Chaudhary from the case and the CBI inquiry! However,as some people say, it may be that Dinesh Talwar
Went all out in support of Rajesh on the first two days, because he did not know all the facts then,and believed Rajesh to be innocent.But thereafter, on getting to know the ‘truth’, he thought it prudent to distance himself from the case.

Nevertheless, it is a matter of contemplation that if Dinesh is acquitted despite the testimony of KKGautam against him of approaching him for an illegal request to a Govt. Doctor to withhold an important piece of evidence in a murder case, and thus helping the perpetrator of the crime – whoever, why Isn’t Nupur Talwar, against whom there is no definite evidence of abetting the murder, except the late submission of the golf club found later to CBI,being acquitted too?

Therefore, it is evident that the “Dinesh Verma”, who,Rajesh shouted,”framed me!”on his arrest on 23rd May2008, is his brother Dinesh Talwar only, as proved by the statement of Shree Paradkar, his sister in law, that he meant to say,” Dinesh, they framed me”! The CBI is shielding Dr. Dinesh Talwar and Dr.Chaudhary for some unknown reason, on account of whose influence, the CBI have acquitted the servant suspects and The Talwars’ Driver too with a clean chit, and are not even calling them to their Court as prosecution witnesses, apparently because they are, ESP.Raj(‘Raaz)Kumar, ‘The Men Who Know Too Much’!
However, there is no proof of Dinesh having come to Rajesh’s house that night (‘ Kaal Raat’ ) in Rajesh’s presence or absence.

As said above,therefore, The Real Mystery that’s sidelined and undermined, is, ‘Who Killed Hemraj Banjade’, their domestic servant, whose blood stains were not found on either of the Talwars’ clothes or person to incriminate them for it; but the poor man that he was, the fact of his murder that occurred at about the same time as Aarushi, has been overshadowed by the focus of all concerned, including the Media, on Aarushi’s Murder, so now the case has become only the
‘ Aarushi Talwar Murder Case’ !

17.10+18.10.2013: CBI argument in the CBI Court is over. CBI blames Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the double murder, as well as for concealment and destruction of the evidence of the crime.
In addition, Rajesh is also held responsible for lodging a False FIR on the day of the murders, against the ‘missing’ Hemraj for murder of Aarushi and absconding, thus misleading the Police!

The Talwar couple will of course,protest against the biased and unfair verdict, but it is more difficult now to exhonerate themselves because of their making haste in going to both higher courts during the trial, which has earned them the prejudice of all courts of appeal,including the Supreme Court. In other words, they have burnt all their bridges behind them, so now, they may perhaps have to serve a jail sentence for some time,if such a penalty is conferrable on the grounds of circumstantial evidence only.

(C) HOWEVER, I feel that there is a point and may be some truth in NALINI SINGH’s argument,
which is in keeping with the THEORY of the FIRST team of CBI, viz.of the three servants
having come late on murder night to Talwar’s house,and killed Aarushi and Hemraj, after a bid
to rape and/or kill Aarushi as revenge against her father, so this possibility should be considered
and investigated more seriously than has been done, in the interest of justice!

For the sequence of events may be as foll:-

(1)Krishna,Talwar’s clinic compounder, was angry with Rajesh Talwar for insulting him over a mistake in work in the presence of patients, and threatening to sack him from his service, as Talwars’ Driver heard him telling Hemraj, his friend.
(2) As confessed by Krishna, Talwars’ Clinic Componder, under Narcoanalysis, On the night of 15/16.5.2008, Krishna and Vijay Mandal, Talwars’ neighbour came to Hemraj’s room at about 10.30pm. Hemraj was about to start his meal then, but decided to have it later. He however did not have it at all that night, as he got down to drinking with his friends and lost his appetite for the dinner thereafter. Rajkumar came there soon after serving dinner to Anita Durrani,and leaving the house at 11.35pm,i.e. before midnight, subsequent to fetching her home with Praful Durrani from the railway station. He reached Talwar house between 11.50-11.55pm, when a Nepali Song program was being broadcast on a Nepali channel on Hemraj’s TV, and a song of Rajkumar’s liking, which is said to have been broadcasted from 11.45-12pm,was being played, which he remembered later during the Narco test too.( However, this is only a possibility, and it is possible that he left his home when it was almost midnight, so that he could not have reached Talwar’s flat in time to hear the song there. The Talwars say that the murders might have been committed after 1am, so that Rajkumar could have committed the murders even after reaching their house so late as 12.50 at night, but considering the semi digested state of food in Aarushi’s gastric contents at postmortem, her murder Must have occurred between12.45-1am at the latest, whereas Rajkumar is said to have come late,then had drinks for a while in Hemraj’s room.Still, it’s possible that he had a gulp of drink and then went straight to Aarushi’s room for the kill.
OR, it may be that they were in Hemraj’s room at the time the song was played, i.e.between 11.45-12pm, having drinks,while Rajesh,unaware of their presence, was murdering Aarushi, whereby the servants became witnesses of the incident. So Hemraj may have been killed by Rajesh and/or by Hemraj’s friends thereafter,after00.30am.
(3)At 12.10pm,Rajesh Talwar finished his work at Aarushi’s computer and went to his room next to Aarushi’s, to sleep. The servants noticed that he had left the key of the door of Aarushi’s room on the door itself. That gaveRajkumar,who had an ‘eye’ on her a wicked idea,which he told Krishna.
(4) Accordingly, a little while later,after 12.30pm,all the three went to Aarushi’s room,where she was fast asleep. Rajkumar took advantage of it,and began to molest her. (Aarushi’s aunt Shree said in her article that Krishna started the rumour of Hemraj and Aarushi having an ‘affair’,but under Narcoanalysis, Krishna mentioned Rajkumar as the one to begin to molest Aarushi,
Not Hemraj!So AGL Kaul,CBI Officer seems to have got his information wrong in naming Hemraj
as the servant who molested or raped Aarushi on murder night!) Aarushi woke up with a start,
and on seeing Rajkumar near her bed,alongwith the others, opened her mouth to scream,
but before she could make any sound, RAJKUMAR gagged and hit her on the head with
a hammer or rod,and RAPED AARUSHI after she became unconscious. Seeing that, Hemraj, who had perhaps thought Rajkumar, who had infatuation for Aarushi, would leave her after just teasing and molesting her a little, got alarmed on seeing that he had made her unconscious,and started swearing at him, and threatening to call Rajesh. Upon that, all the three dragged Hemraj to the terrace, killed him by hitting on the back of his head with a hammer/rod, and slit his throat with a Khukri, that is, Nepali knife.The Talwars believe that as a Khukri was recovered from Krishna’s house after the murders with blood on it, he was the one who had slit the throats of the victims! but on investigation the blood did not turn out to be human blood. Rajkumar seems to have partaken in both the murders, which is why he might have promised to help the CBI find them, under Narcoanalysis.
(5) Then they covered him with the lid of the water cooler on the terrace,locked the terrace door, came down and slit Aarushi’s throat too, probably with gloves that Krishna had brought, helped themselves to Rajesh Talwar’s Whisky, and slipped away through the independent door of Hemraj’s room. They also latched the main door of the Talwars’flat while going, taking the Mobile phone of Hemraj and of Aarushi too, which they managed to find, and their weapons with them.
All this is supposed to have happened by 1am- first Aarushi before 1am, and then Hemraj immediately afterwards,perhaps a few minutes after1am.
(THIS HAD BEEN SAID UNDER NARCO, but not confirmed by the servants subsequently,
OR THE CONFESSIONs COULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN AS DIRECT EVIDENCE OF THE SERVANTS’ INVOLVEMENT IN THE CRIME! Instead of confirming their statements made under Narco effect, the two Nepali servants, Krishna and Rajkumar approached the Nepalese Govt. And National Human Rights Commission( NHRC) and complained that they were asked leading questions during the Narco test and being pressurized into making statements which would go against themselves, for the sake of sheltering the rich Talwars.The First Team of CBI was consequently removed and the case was handed over to the Second Team, who were sympathetic towards the servants and biased against the Talwars.
Therefore, though Nalini Singh, Sr.Journalist, in the recent debate with the NDTV, said that she had provided information to Anuj Arya, a CBI Officer of the First Team,about a Nepali Song program played on a Nepali channel run by her, on the TV from 11.45pm on murder night, which the servants said that they had heard in Hemraj’s room, as the basis for the fact that the servants had really come and were present in Talwars’ house at the estimated time of the murders, the Second Team of CBI had not taken note of it,nor recorded Ms Singh’s statement, nor accepted the recording of the servants’ confessions under Narco-,as ‘admissible evidence’ against the servants,and say that there is no physical evidence of their having gone to the house that night,or of their hand in the murders, and that Rajkumar, who even hummed a song played from 11.45-12pm, during the Narco Test,might have heard it at his own home! A Khukri had been found with blood on it near the Talwars’ house thereafter, but the CBI have not taken note of it, saying that it bore no relevance to the servants’ statements under Narco. The blood was said to be not human blood.)
(6)The washing and cleaning of Aarushi’s body, and managing to get her vaginal swabs which were taken by Dr. Dohre switched with those of another lady,though, must have been done by Rajesh and NupurTalwar, and by Dinesh Talwar, to make the case look like one of murder alone,and not murder following rape of Aarushi, for the sake of the honour of Aarushi and of their family! So it may or may not be a case of ‘Honour killing’, but there is certainly ‘Honour Cover-up’ done by the Talwars in this case!
(7)There were bloodstained footprints on the floor of Aarushi’s room of an ‘unknown person’, but none outside the room. This is believed to be one point in favour of the possibility of the murderer being an insider, for an outsider’s footsteps would be found outside the room too, on the way to the exit; but it is not necessarily so, for Aarushi’s bedroom had an attached bathroom, which had a separate direct exit to the drawing room. So any outsider too could have left through that door after washing his hands and feet in the bathroom, and getting free of the bloodstains! Also, it was verified that the footprints did not match the footwear of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, which indicates that the killer is an outsider.(Unless Rajesh purposely wore footwear of a different number to misguide the police.)

A video film by India TV News of the case showed that the murderer had washed his hands in the water of the water cooler on the terrace, as well in the washbasin in Aarushi’s bathroom.What is not understood is, that the person’s bloodstained footprints were not seen outside the room, but he has left the bloodstains of Aarushi and Hemraj on the Whisky bottle,which means that he held the Whisky bottle,which was in the drawing room outside Aarushi’s room withouted washing his hands, which is strange. One would expect him to wash his hands too, after killing Hemraj and Aarushi, besides his feet (unless the one who touched the bottle was a different person, an accomplice, considering the presence of an accomplice. Alternatively, the killer’s fingers may have been wet, because of which his fingerprints were smudged,while the Unidentified fingerprints may have come on because of someone of the visitors touching it inadvertently in the morning.)
However, it is possible that the criminal washed his hands too, but was not able to remove the bloodstains on them completely, while he might have worn his footwear, which he had left at the door of the room after washing his feet, before coming out into the drawing room, which is why he left only his smudged/unidentifiable fingerprints and bloodstains on the Whisky bottle, but not his footprints on the drawing room floor!

Unfortunately, the Talwars have not been able to seize any strong evidence of involvement of the servants in the murders, such as their fingerprints or the weapons of murder to prove that the
above sequence is the correct version of what had happened. If only they had fixed aCCTV camera in Aarushi’s bedroom that night, instead of gifting her one, that would have helped to catch the killers. Krishna and Rajkumar have fled to Nepal already, to be safe!

(Lately, I’ve observed a SUBTLE CHANGE IN the Talwars’ Defense Counsel’s STAND, FROM their contention that the THREE SERVANTS “CAME to Hemraj’s room and were drinking,while listening to music on a Nepali channel ON the Murder day”,TO the necessity to call Nalini Singh and the CBI Officer of the first team,who had approached her,as witnesses of the fact that “the three servants ‘USED TO DRINK ‘ and listen to Nepali songs in Hemraj’s room in Talwars’ house”!

The Main Flaw in the Talwars’ defense, as I see it, is that they are adopting the negative approach of pointing out and harping upon the lapses and faults in the investigation done by the
Noida Police and the second team of CBI, like leaving scope for destruction and loss of important evidence by not condoning off the site of the murders (for which they too are partly responsible
by calling and gathering a crowd of family members and friends in their house on the first day, before calling the police, on coming to know of the killing). It is also learnt that they have removed the outermost iron grill door of their flat, which was said to have been locked,or latched from outside by the killers, after the incident, the reason for which is not understood.

They would do better by bringing out some new, and unchallengeable positive fact or argument, over and above the facts said to have been told by the servants in the Narco test and the dismissed discovery of the bloodstained pillowcase, esp about Rajkumar, that might convince the courts in their favour still !

Does Any Reader have any helpful advice for them?
(1)One SOLID POINT in their favour is the positive result of the ‘Dummy Sound Test’ conducted by the CBI, which has confirmed their claim that they were sleeping that night with the AC on,
because of which they could not have heard any sounds coming from the neighboring bedroom of Aarushi,which the CBI has confirmed,however implausible it may seem!
(2)Another STRONG EVIDENCE is that of the bloodstained Footprints on the floor in Aarushi’s room, which were compared with the footwear of Rajesh (Size No.6) and Nupur, but did not match with either of them, indicating that they must be of an outsider,as the CBI has confirmed that Hemraj’s blood or fingerprints were also not present in that room. It is not known whether the UP police have matched the footwear of the three servants also with these footprints. It should be checked whether the footwear size of Rajkumar or Krishna tallies with the size(No.8/9) corresponding to the footprints in Aarushi’s room. Perhaps the Durranis may be able to tell, if that is Rajkumar’s footwear size number.

On the other hand, It is reported that (1)the double bed sheet spread to cover the view from the steel iron grill between Talwars’ terrace and their neighbour’s, which was seen at the time of opening the terrace, was ‘not available’ thereafter, which suggests that someone who was on that terrace at the time of opening the terrace may have stolen it – Dinesh Talwar?
(2)Likewise, a golfclub found subsequently,about a year later on the loft of Aarushi’s room, supposed to be one of the weapons used in the murders, was not given to CBI immediately, but some months after finding it,and looking cleaned and polished,which casts suspicion on the Talwars.
(3)The outermost grill door of the flat,which was said to be locked from outside by the killer,was removed after the murders,which is also inexplicable.
(4)It was stated in some reports that even some records related to the double murder have become ‘untraceable’ mysteriously from the Govt. Hospital,where the Postmortems of the victims were done!

Still, It has begun to look almost certain to me AT THIS POINT that the Talwars may not have committed the murders, but they HAVE tried to CONCEAL and destroy some evidence, particularly of sexual nature like cleaning Aarushi’s private parts, the reason for which is not clear – may be to prevent some embarrassing facts suggestive of sexual activity from coming out,ESP. If related to servants or some close and influential person/s. It is not understood,however,why they hid Hemraj’s body on the terrace, unless it really bore signs of having had sex at the time of his murder, as Dr. Naresh Raj,who did his postmortem stated in thee Special CBI Court.

RAJKUMAR, Durranis’ servant, was quite possibly the one who KILLED AARUSHI and Hemraj, as claimed by the First Team of CBI,and believed by Nalini Singh, Sr. journalist, but not being exposed fully for the above reason, of protecting Aarushi’s Honour,or because he knows who the sexual assailant is.There is no proof to suspect that he committed the murders on being hired for it by Rajesh Talwar.

(Even KRISHNA who was angry with Rajesh, and had told Hemraj that he would ‘see him’,
SAID under NARCOANALYSIS that ‘ RAJESH is INNOCENT’, and that ‘Rajkumar killed Aarushi,’
as he had ‘an eye on her’ and wanted to ravish her. Krishna said that Aarushi was a ‘Good Girl’! )

It is obvious that Rajkumar is being sheltered by the Second Team of CBI, because of some powerful and influential people ( perhaps also including Durranis,who told the Noida police that the blood on his T-Shirt seized by them was due to ‘boils’), who are backing him on account of his knowing about the hidden ‘Skeletons in the Cupboards’ of each one of them!

What is strange is that even though the Talwars claim that all the three servant suspects were there in their house on the night and time of the murders, including Rajkumar,as per their own confession to CBI under Narcoanalysis, and Krishna named Rajkumar, who started it all by trying to molest Aarushi, and rendering her unconscious by hitting her on her head with a heavy and blunt object, the Talwars are focussing more on Krishna who, as Rajkumar is said to have revealed under Narco-, slit the throat of Aarushi (who was probably already dead following the blow
on her head)with a Khukri, which he flushed down the toilet, as the main culprit,and not talking much about Rajkumar, though Rajkumar is supposed to have started the assault by molesting Aarushi, and also confessed that the mobile phones of both victims were with him, which he threw away after deleting their memory.

Presumably,they do not want the fact of the sexual attack on Aarushi by a servant,or her consensual sex with him to become public,though outwardly they proclaim that they lived in elite society,where people are broad minded and do not murder their own for having wanton sex with anyone,even if it were with a servant! For having sex with someone of their society and standard is one thing, and doing’it’ with a servant is something else and more shameful, even if the Talwars don’t admit it now!

ONE MORE POSSIBILITY is that Aarushi had conceived through Anmol,for which the Talwars had tried to do Induced Abortion/ Medical Termination (MTP) through Dr. Vandana Talwar(Consultant Anaesthetist with experience as I/C Obs-Gynaec. Ward in the Safdarjung Hospital) at Rajesh Talwar’s home, in Aarushi’s bedroom, but which led to problems,and Aarushi died as a result. Her head and neck injuries were inflicted on her to divert attention from her private parts,and Hemraj was killed for being a witness,and also to blame him for Aarushi’s murder.

It is not understood why the first CBI Team, who declared Rajesh Talwar as innocent,and granted him bail,did not issue a charge sheet to the servants whom they held guilty,within 90 days of their arrest, due to which they also got bail. It is said that they were hesitating first as there was
no definite and direct, admissible evidence against them, and then, when they were about
to Chargesheet them, they were replaced by the second team of CBI.

What I feel sorry about is that some people are rubbing salt over the wound of the Talwars being ,
Considered guilty of the murder of their daughter and Hemraj, by insinuating that Rajesh has raped Aarushi before killing her,rather than any of the servants.

So the game of speculation continues.Either it was Rajkumar, alongwith Krishna and Mandal, as Krishna said under Narcoanalysis, Or Rajesh with Umesh Driver/Dinesh Talwar, or Dr.AJAY CHADDHA, Rajesh’s friend, with Nupur playing a marginal role of concealment of some evidence, including the golf club which Ajay Chaddha helped her to find later in Aarushi’s room.

Sometimes, I think it was a conspiracy in which all were involved,that is, the parents,uncle Dinesh,Aunty Vandana, and their associates, Clinic Manager, Driver, and domestic servants!
Whoever may have hatched the conspiracy, the ultimate victims were poor Aarushi And Hemraj! (As a matter of fact, I don’t know whether Hemraj deserves to be called ‘poor’, because I am not sure of how loyal he was, or that he was not at all responsible for Aarushi’s murder, for it seems that it was he who had let in whoever was the murderer of Aarushi and himself, at that hour of night!)

UPDATED-26.11.2013:

Finally, the judgement(and justice?) in this longstanding case has been delivered by the Special CBI Court of Ghaziabad to the effect that(1)Both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been held guilty under,and will have to bear the prescribed penalty under IPC Section302[life imprisonment=25years(?) -for murder] ; Sec.201: 5yrs imprispnment (for concealing and destruction of evidence)- both sections to be read with Sec.34 :(Crime with common intention). Rajesh Talwar in addition is convicted under IPC Sec.203(1yr.imprisonment for furnishing misleading information and filing false FIR against Hemraj for murdering Aarushi and absconding).

The sentences will be borne by them concurrently,

In addition,the Talwars had to pay a fine of Rs.32000/-.

Dinesh Talwar and the three Servant suspects have been spared!
The Servants have been let-go in spite of the fact that they had admitted having gone to the Talwar house on the murder night,and committing the murders, in the Narco test,on the grounds that the Narco test is not admissible evidence before the court,and that no incriminating forensic proof was found of their hand in the crime.

As to Dinesh Talwar, his involvement in concealing and deletion/ destruction of important evidence of the crime has been mentioned and elaborated in Page Nos.7-10, 98-103, and 178-181 of the CBI Spl. Court’s own judgement dated 26.11.2013. In fact, contacting Dr. Dohre for hiding the rape angle in the PM report was entirely his doing. Accordingly, he too should have been convicted under IPC Section 201/34 along with Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and sentenced to jail for five years for the offense and appropriate fine due for it.However, he has been let off scot-free in the
Final Verdict!
The reason for this obvious discrimination or partiality between the Drs.Rajesh- Nupur Talwar couple, and Dr. Dinesh Talwar in applying the respective IPC Sections 201/34 and corresponding sentence of 5years imprisonment, is not understood, Except for the suggestion that his friendship with Dr. Sushil Kumar Choudhary ,who has powerful and influential contacts among the Noida Police has supported and saved him from going the way of his brother and sister-in-law. For while mentioning his participation in concealing and deletion of the evidence as an offense committed by him in the abovementioned pages of the text of the judgement ,the CBI have conveniently and cleverly attributed the offense totally, at the final stage of declaring the culprit/s, to Rajesh and Nupur alone, under the common, ambiguous family name, ‘The Talwars’, without specifying WHICH Talwars were guilty, and including the name of Dinesh Talwar!
[So if the CBI had made an impartial judgement in the matter, not only Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, but the entire ‘Doctors’Battalion/Pentagon’ of Rajesh, Nupur Talwar(Dentists), DineshTalwar and Sushil Kumar Choudhary(Ophthalmologists) and R.K.Sharma(Forensic Expert,who helped to dispose off the Mobile phones of both the victims), I.e.All those named in the text of the CBI Court’s judgement for one lapse or type of involvement, or the other, would be Iiable to be marching to Dasna jail on 25th Nov.2013, to run a Polyclinic there], and perhaps Vandana Talwar too.
It is not understood why Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are not bringing up this point for themselves also to be spared of application of the Sections201/34 like the two others, or protesting against the obvious discrimination. May be because,perhaps,Dinesh has knowledge of a fact relating to major/ minor involvement of Rajesh
In the crime that he can’t afford to let Dinesh divulge to the CBI/ the higher courts.

The CBI has chosen to target Rajesh and Nupur alone selectively,and had asked for the Death Sentence to be imposed upon the two,which smacks of the motive or spirit of revenge,
or ‘ Legal Vendetta’,(Taking ‘anEye for anEye’, i.e. the ‘Life of the remaining two’of the Talwar household, for allegedly taking the ‘Life of the other two’ on the night of 15/16May,2008) working against the couple for their ‘audacity’ of opposing the Closure Report of CBI, of 29.11.2010, and compelling them to reopen the case, than the delivery of ‘Justice4Aarushi’!

The Talwar couple, in turn, have vowed to fight for justice till the very end, so the case or legal battle is far from being completely over!

THE BIG QUESTION of Principle is: ‘IS CIRCUMSTATIAL EVIDENCE ENOUGH FOR IMPOSING THE MAXIMUM PENALTY TO CONVICT SOMEONE?’
I don’t agree with it. As one of the members of the Panel of ‘ The Big Fight’ on NDTV, chaired by Vikram Chandra,and including Vandana Talwar as the representative of the convicted couple, on that Issue said, he would have convicted the couple ONLY under IPC Sec201/34 for concealing and destruction of evidence, and Rajesh Talwar alone under IPC Sec203 in addition, for filing a false FIR against Hemraj for the murder of his daughter,on the basis of the available circumstantial evidence, BUT NOT FOR MURDER! What the CBI could,or rather,should have done, would be to
sentence Rajesh and Nupur to 5yr. Imprisonment under Section 201/34, plus Rajesh for a further period of 1year,and together, pay a fine of Rs.12000/-.

The investigation against both of them for murder could have continued while they are in jail, and extension of the sentence to life term imprisonment if any direct evidence is found. I do not think Nupur has a hand in the murder,but she might have done the cleaning of Aarushi’s private parts,as well as cleaning and hiding the golfclub said to have been found later on the loft in Aarushi’s room. About Rajesh’s innocence in respect of the murders, I’m not 100% sure. Yet, I hold that it was wrong of the court to sentence him on that charge on the basis of circumstantial evidence alone!

Two things are almost certain,that (1) The Talwars are vehemently denying and trying to hide, but thereby evoking suspicion that there IS a ‘Rape angle’ to this murder case, judging by 3 observations about the nature of the proof sought to be concealed,viz.(1) Obvious Washing and cleaning of Aarushi’s pvt. parts and dressing up of the crime scene;(2) Dr. Dinesh Talwar’s requesting the Doctor doing Aarushi’s autopsy to hide ‘rape from report;(3)Vaginal swabs of Aarushi swapped with another woman in Govt. hospital.

(2)Also, the suspicious and furtive behaviour of Rajesh Talwar in relation to the opening of the terrace, and asking the Police to go out in search of Hemraj, instead of giving them the keys or at least urging them to break open the lock on the terrace door, and then phoning the Police to come to his house on the next day,saying that the weapon of the murders may be there on the terrace, and Dinesh Talwar bringing the Retired Deputy Superintendent of Police,KK Gautam to get the lock opened through him, suggests that the Brothers probably Knew of Hemraj’s death and of His Body being on the terrace from the beginning!

The Question is,WHO was the one WhoCAME IntoAarushi’s room atMidnight and SEXUALLY ABUSED, AND/OR KILLED AARUSHI ? Hemraj or Rajkumar, or somebody else? As the incident happened at late night, it does not appear to be the work of a boyfriend. Some people suspect that it may have been a family member. One more theory is that Anita Durrani might have sent Rajkumar to kill Aarushi and Hemraj, as they both spied on her and Rajesh Talwar, and Aarushi fought with her father over his relationship with Anita, and threatened to tell her mother and grandparents,while Hemraj gossiped with outsiders about it. However ,Rajesh had made 6 calls to Anita that night, so Who knows?That is as crucial a question now as ‘Who killed Aarushi and Hemraj’!

The case against Hemraj being the one to have had sex with Aarushi ,at the time of their being killed, is that his body was found with footwear, on one foot. The one on the other foot must have fallen off in the scuffle with the killer. Does one get into bed in one’s house, with someone living in the same house,with shoes on? (Unless it was on a sudden urge, but still, it is not believable.) Besides, Nupur herself said in an interview on the second day,when Hemraj’s body was found, that it is not possible that Hemraj would have exploited Aarushi,as he was like a grandfather to her.
(It is not known if Anmol Agarwal,whom the police questioned soon after the murders,and on being confronted with whose statement,Rajesh Talwar is said to have broken down and made a confession initially to the Police(which he withdrew later),told the Police about the physical intimacy between Hemraj and Aarushi,and her father’s a gear over it, because of which they have that idea; but he is supposed to have told the Police,like all the classmates and friends of Aarushi,that she was a nice girl,and does not seem to have said anything adverse about her character.

Aarushi’s aunt, Shree Paradkar says that Krishna Thadarai started that rumour.

On the other hand, Nupur said that the boy Rajkumar was seemingly interested in her, as she had come to know that he used to visit their house in the afternoons when Aarushi was at home and they, her parents were absent. Krishna, Hemraj’s and Rajkumar’s friend too,said that Rajkumar had an eye on Aarushi.

Look at it this way: There is a reasonable doubt from the Narco test that, Rajkumar and the other servants had assembled in Hemraj’s room on murder night from 11.45pm. Rajkumar came by 11.55pm, when the song that he hummed under Narcoanalysis was being played on the TV in Hemraj’s room. He had a few gulps of liquor when he noticed after 12. 08 that Rajesh Talwar who was working at the computer in Aarushi’s room, had left leaving the door unlocked. He drew the attention of Krishna towards it, and formed a plan he had since long been waiting to put into action. He along with the three others went through the open door into Aarushi’s room 15-20 minutes after Rajesh’s exit, at about 12.30 after midnight,by which time Aarushi was fast asleep, and started taking undue liberty with her. At that, Aarushi woke up,and seeing all the four servants gathered around her, started shouting at them; but because,as the Talwars said, she had a sore throat that night, she could not shout loudly enough for her parents to hear her,and then, Rajkumar gagged her and started molesting her. Upon that, Aarushi tried to get down from her room and run out of her room. Then, fearing that she would wake up her parents, Rajkumar hit her hard on the forehead with a golf club he had brought along in case Aarushi put up any resistance, which threw her on her bed, unconscious and nearly lifeless!
At this point, Hemraj realized that the situation was getting out of his control,and he was scared at what Rajesh Talwar would do on finding out what his friends,whom he had let him, had done,and began to swear at the others and threaten to expose them before all. Now Rajkumar saw that Hemraj had become a threat to him, so he hit him hard on the back of his head and rendered him unconscious too. Thereafter, he together with Krishna and Vijay Mandal, wrapped Hemraj in a bed sheet in Aarushi’s room and took him to the terrace. There, he slit Hemraj’s throat with a Khukri, covered him with the cooler panel, washed their hands and feet and the golf club in the cooler water.

Thereafter he removed his footwear,and came down to Aarushi’s room barefoot,shoved the golf club onto the loft opposite her room, cut her throat with the same Khukri, flushed it down the toilet in the bathroom attached to her bed room, washed his hands and feet in her bathroom, then put on his shoes, went to the cabinet where Whisky was kept, had some of it with the other two, and then they all made their way out of the flat, locking the door of the terrace and the outermost iron grill door from outside,and fled through the main gate of the block. As Rajkumar had washed his hands but not quite thoroughly in the rush, some blood of Hemraj and Aarushi passed on to the Whisky bottle, but his fingerprints were smudged. Before he left, he lifted the cellphone of Hemraj and that of Aarushi, which may have been kept back in Her room by Rajesh,after she went to sleep.

(There is a little doubt here, however, as the CBI see a possibility of both the cellphones having been given by Rajesh Talwar to DW4, Dr.RKSharma, former HoD of Forensic Science at AIIMS,
whose father runs a shop of Mobile sets, for disposal after deleting their entries and removing its Sim Card, (as mentioned in the Judgement on Page 185), who in turn, sent the cellphone to his father’s sister in Punjab,and discarded Aarushi’s phone in the local park, where the maid Kusum(who had worked once as domestic help with the Talwars) found it and gave to her nephew, Anil and brother, one Ram Bhoola of Bulandshahar,from whom it was retrieved by the Police after one year, but with its memory deleted and it’s Sim Card removed! And it is possible that it may be RKSharma who disposed off at least Hemraj’s phone, because Rajkumar would be more likely to send Hemraj’s Cellphone to Nepal than to Punjab.It’s not understood how and why he admitted to having and disposing of the cellphones to the CBI,under Narcoanalysis. May be he said that in reply to Leading questions by the doctor who conducted the test. BY THE WAY, the INITIALS OF THE SERVANT RAJKUMAR are also, coincidentally, R.K. SHARMA! If CBI’s doubt that it was Dr, not servant RKSharma who disposed off both phones,is true, it is shocking and shameful that a man of his cadre, and above all, a Forensic Scientist, should stoop to such a low level to Conceal and destroy the evidence of murder,ESP of a little girl known to him, instead of helping the investigating agency to locate and punish the criminal/s. Such underhanded tricks strengthen suspicion against his friend Talwar!
There are SEVEN more questions: (1) Aarushi was said to have been beaten on murder night-why?
(2) Nupur was eager to give Aarushi the digital camera bought for her birthday(24.5.08) that night itself-why? (3) Vandana Talwar had gone to their house at lunch time that afternoon-what for?
(4)Nupur Talwar had made 21 phone calls to a lady doctor that day -for what? and,
(5) Rajesh had made 16 phone calls to Anita Durrani till 8.00pm that night, upto 1/2hour before Rajesh left for home that night. (6) The Postmortem of Aarushi was done by Dr.Dohre, Govt. Pathologist, but that of Hemraj who was discovered the next day, was done by Dr. Naresh Raj,a Pediatrician. Why was it not done by Dr. Dohre, or another Pathologist? And if a Pediatrician was brought in, He could have done the PM of Aarushi, who was under 15yrs, and hence a Pediatric case,while Dr.Dohre could have done Hemraj’s PM; but why was Dr.Dohre not asked to do Hemraj’s PM?Is it because he was reluctant to heed the request for manipulation,or concealment requested by Dr. Dinesh Talwar the previous day, in the case of Aarushi?
(7)A social worker who interviewed Nupur Talwar at the beginning of the case said that Nupur gave her some private information, but that she is bound by the Talwars’ privacy to keep it to herself and not reveal it. Wonder what it was! (8) Attempt was made to change the password of Aarushi and Hemraj, but not Nupur’s; also, from Haridwar, I.e. After the Talwars’ terrace was opened, Rajesh phoned his lawyer to arrange fo anticipatory bail for him, not for Nupur, meaning that Nupur was not involved in the murder.

It is not known if these facts have any relation to the double murder that took place in their house that night.)

(As to the cellphone of Aarushi found by the maid Kusum, she told the Police that she had no idea to whom the Cellphone belonged when she found it).

The five Unidentified fingerprints on the Whisky bottle could well be of one of the persons who reached the Talwar’s home before the arrival of the police,and left his fingerprints on the bottle inadvertently.

UPDATED (11. 12. 13) :
Just today,which is coincidentally the birthdate of the recently defeated Communist(Maoist)
Prime Minister of Nepal, Prachanda, I learnt that his party, the United Communist Party of Nepal ( Maoist) defeated the Monarchy on 28.5.2008 and formed the Government run by the Communist Party In Nepal( Maoist) in August2008. The servants of Talwar and Durrani,viz.Vishnu Thapa, Hemraj Banjade and his son- in-law Jeevan, and the other mysteriously killed previous servant of Talwars, Raju aka Nim Raj Kaushal, Krishna Thadarai and Rajkumar Sharma were all Nepalese,and might all be having contacts with the Maoists,as Hemraj was said to be having, (known by the phone calls he was getting from some Maoists in Nepal) because of which he was under the scanner of the Delhi Police.

The two Nepalese servants, Krishna and Rajkumar are said to have approached the National Human Rights Commission( NHRC) and the Nepalese Govt through their Lawyer, after their release from jail in on bail subsequently (due to the First Team of CBI not having been able to issue a Charge Sheet within 90 days of their arrest) for protection against their unfounded and unjust incrimination for Aarushi’s murder,by the CBI.

The removal of the first team of CBI and it’s replacement by the Second, (pro- servants, anti-Talwar) Team of CBI, in September 2009, just before the First Team of CBI could proceed in its actions against the servants, may all be possibly related to the institution of the Secular Federal ( People’s) Govt. In Nepal in August 2008(after the murder of Aarushi),and it’s intervention and pressure on the Govt. Of India and the CBI.

There is ground to believe therefore, that the CLOSURE REPORT of the CBI
of Dec.2010 on the Aarushi- Hemraj Murder case(wherein all the servant suspects, as well as Dr. Dinesh Talwar, Dr.Sushil Kumar Choudhary and Dr.RKSharma, have been let off with a clean chit, and only Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been targeted as the killers of Hemraj and Aarushi),
may have been PROMPTED BY some ‘BIG PEOPLE’ who are ANTI – Rajesh/Nupur Talwar, as seen from the servants’ acquittance having come through the intervention of the Maoists of Nepal,
and of Dr. Dinesh Talwar alongwith Dr. Sushil Kumar Choudhary and
Dr. R.K.Sharma, Forensic Expert, by the influence of top level Officials in the Noida and UP Police Force, through the mediation of Retd. DSP K.K. Gautam, despite their mention as involved parties in concealing and deletion of evidence of Rape of Aarushi through Dr. Dohre in the name of
Family Honour, and trying to get Rajesh Talwar’s terrace opened through KKGautam, in his absence, instead of proceeding with him to Hardwar for the immersion of Aarushi’s ashes, and joining the bereaved couple only after Rajesh’s unexpected appearance on the scene before leaving for Hardwar, as both Dohre and Retd.DSP KKGautam testified in the CBI
Spl. Court,as per the text of the final Judgement of the CBI Spl.Court!

It would be interesting if SOMEONE SHOULD PRODUCE an ‘unbiased’ and neutral           FILM OR SERIAL on this CASE with the NAMES of the main characters CHANGED.
Better still, the project should be handed over to K.D. Pathak of the Hindi serial ‘Adaalat’ of Sony TV, to work out the plot through ‘his Adaalat’ to a plausible solution, like Sherlock Holmes, or as in an Agatha Christie mystery novel. But first, it will have to be decided, whom the producers would prefer to see exonerated ultimately-Rajesh and NupurTalwar or the Servants, Krishna-Rajkumar!

This case has caught the fancy of so many people that there are at least four producers in India who have tried to solve the mystery through their films and serials, and one producer from Hollywood, Runyard, who aspires to make a film on that case story.

1)Ekta Kapoor had woven the case story at one stage in her serial ‘ Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’ produced under the Balaji Telefilms banner, in which she has suggested that the character who killed the one who represented Aarushi for being wayward and uncontrollable, was her own mother Shruti, played by Tina Parekh. However, that part of the serial had to be cut short abruptly, as the Talwars complained against it.

2)The next person to try a hand at it under the title,’Aarushi – A Love Story’, was the producer Kamal Rashid Khan(KRK), who had even decided upon the actors for the film, who were to enact the real life characters of the case,
viz. Kabir Bedi and Poonam Dhillon as the Talwar couple, with himself being the Police officer investigating the case. He too intended to project the Parents of Aarushi as the killers. I don’t think that film has made any progress so far.

3)Then it was heard that a Bollywood Producer, Karan Kashyap of Mowgli Productions, who has produced documentaries till now, was planning to produce a feature film based on this case, titled ‘The Last Night ofAarushi’. That too seems to have fizzled out after the CBI Court verdict.

I only hope that the enterprise of so many people in producing a film on the case helps in finding the true culprit, on the basis of sound facts and logic, and does not reach a mistaken solution merely on the grounds of
the common Public and Media bias against the parents, thus confusing
the case further!

4)One more entrepreneur in that direction was Milan Luthria, the maker of ‘The Dirty Picture’, who was going to produce a Bollywood film named ‘Bihaad : Outlawed’, which was to be sympathetic towards the parents. However, he has decided to drop this venture following their conviction by the CBI Court. RIP Aarushi!

5) Manish Gupta’s ‘Rahasya’ is also inspired by the real-life incident, starring Sakshi Sem, Tisca Chopra and Aashish Vidyarthi in the main roles of Aarushi, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar. (I feel that Gajendra Chauvan should have been chosen to play Rajesh).Kay Kay Menon and Mita Vasishth have also been signed, for the roles of the Investigating Officer and the Talwars’ Maid servant respectively.

Manish has started his film with giving the impression that the father is
the killer of his daughter, but shocks the audience towards the climax by projecting the Mother of the murdered girl as the culprit in the film, and shows that she has killed her daughter because she finds out that the girl is actually the illegitimate child of her husband through their maid. In Talwar’s case, his name is linked with his business partner.
(It is to be seen what Manish has shown as the reason for the murder of their domestic servant, analogous to Hemraj, if they have brought in that point).

In Aarushi’s real life case though, it has been proved by DNA tests that she was the ‘biological child’ of both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, born through
‘In Vitro Fertilisation’, and that Nupur herself had given birth to her,
Not any Surrogate Mother! Nevertheless, the dry, cold and undistressed look on Nupur Talwar’s face and her casual way of talking after the murder of her only child, conceived with special treatment as IVF,eight years after their marriage, remains an enigma!

Now, the latest news is that the Talwars have expressed their disapproval of any film or book being released on their daughter’s murder case, including Manish Gupta’s ‘Rahasya’.

I have not seen ‘Rahasya, but if Manish has picturised the Aarushi aspect sensitively (without focussing too much over the fact and scenes of the supposed molestation or rape of the girl) as also the present ‘end’, about the mother having been sentenced to life imprisonment as the culprit, tactfully and sympathetically, that is, as a travesty of justice (than as the right conclusion of the case), since the verdict is based on circumstantial evidence, and if the Talwars have been shown waiting hopefully for that day when the higher courts will understand them and do them justice, they should not object to the film so vehemently.
However,as of to date, Manish Gupta too no longer claims that his film is based on the Aarushi murder case, and says that it is a work of mere fiction, and the name of the murdered girl is Ayesha Mahajan.

It seems, Aarushi used to tell her father, what sounds prophetic now,
“Daddy, I will make you famous one day”! She sure did, but too soon, and unexpectedly, sadly, in an unfortunate, fatal manner, making them ‘infamous’ instead ! However, the Talwars have only themselves to blame really, ultimately, for harbouring a male servant in their house for 24 hours (‘YAM PRASAD’ at that), when they had a young budding daughter.

Also, if they were so keen on getting justice, they should not have tampered with the evidence for whatever reason, as they seem to have done.
Their insistence on reopening the case and finding the actual killer suggests that they know who the killer is, and they have some evidence of it with them, but they want the Police to nail him on their own, as they are either afraid to reveal the killer’s identity themselves due to some threat, or they may be related to him by blood or friendship. Otherwise, they might be under some obligation towards him, whatever !

IF I WERE TO PRODUCE A FILM about this case, I WOULD START the film DRAMATICALLY, from the wall clock striking 12.00 on the midnight of 15/16th May 2008, and the landline telephone ringing unresponded with foreboding background music, like “Gumnaam hai Koi”, as that is the point from where the mystery really starts and let the story move on as in the real case, FOLLOWING the line of the actual FACTS OF THE CASE, that is, from the arrival of the maid servant Bharti at the Talwars’flat on the morning of the murder and  ringing the doorbell, TILL the Talwars’ CONVICTION by the CBI Court.
But instead of ending the film at that point, I would show them appealing to the higher courts, and waiting hopefully for justice and ‘Phir Subah Hogi’, leaving the cine viewers    to decide ,’What might have Actually happened to, and Who May Be The Real Killer/s         of Aarushi Talwar’!

(But, who knows what the ‘truth’ is ? For all we know, it may be that the three suspect servants were in Talwar house, indeed, on the night of the murder, BUT, they did not commit the Murders. On the contrary, they might have unwittingly become the witnesses of the murders committed by somebody else, i.e. Aarushi might have got killed by Rajesh Talwar somehow, and Hemraj, being the servant of the house, might have rushed to her rescue on hearing commotion or on seeing what was happening, and got killed as witness on the spot, by being hit with the golfclub , stick, hammer or whatever Rajesh had in his hand. The three friends of his
(or Anmol Agarwal, who may arrived there secretively on not getting response of Aarushi to his midnight call on the Talwars’ landline phone, as also to his SMS on her mobile at 12.30 at night) might have hidden behind the dividing wall of the terrace out of fear,and seen everything ,and reported the matter to the Retd.DSP KK Gautam, who lived in the vicinity.That may be the reason why Rajesh broke down on being faced with Anmol’s statement to the Noida Police in the beginning of the investigation.

Aarushi’s school friends and Anmol speak of her as a good and charming girl, who did not have to get into a sexual relationship with a servant,as she had better prospects with boys of her own social standard. So if there is doubt or proof of her having been found in that act with an undesirable person, such as Hemraj or Rajkumar, it must be rape committed on her by threat of death,or by gagging and holding her in such a way that she couldn’t put up any resistance,or by making her unconscious by hitting her over the head with a stick or hammer.

However, no matter who may be projected as the perpetrator of the murders, the act of washing and cleaning of Aarushi’s body, which does seem to have been done, to destroy the evidence of her sexual interaction with whomsoever, will Have to be shown in the film, as done by the parents
for saving Aarushi’s and the Talwar Family’s Honour, for no outside
criminal would stay in the house after the crime for that !

Also, (1)the abrupt cessation of response of Arushi’s cellphone from an unusually early hour of 9.10pm;
(2)disposal of the ‘supposed to be missing’ mobile phones of the two victims(probably through a close family friend,Dr.RK Sharma);
(3) deletion of 23/28 of Aarushi’s camera photos;
(4)the deletion of information from the social networking sites of Aarushi, as well as ,
(5)the attempt to change the passwords of Aarushi and Rajesh, etc.
induce one to suspect that the DOUBLE MURDER, ESP. that of Aarushi,
may be RELATED TO the FAMILY OR SOCIAL MATTERS AND CONTACTS
of Aarushi, including Aarushi’s boyfriends, due to CONFLICTS of Aarushi with her boyfriends, as also TO HER FATHER,ON ACCOUNT OF ANGER WITH HEMRAJ for his gossiping, rather than any of the poor,innocent(?)servants!
And the relatives and friends of the Talwars helped to cover-up the ‘trespasses and transgressions’ of the father and daughter, willfully
or inadvertently.

In fact, except for the disputed confessional statements extracted through the Narco tests on the servants, and the pillowcase with Hemraj’s blood, there is hardly any direct evidence against the domestic helps!
The Khukri found in Krishna’s house did not have human blood on it.

The BEST IDEA would be that the TALWARS THEMSELVES SHOULD seek Allahabad High Court/ Supreme Court permission to PUBLISH a BOOK
on Their Own version of the matter, AND get some discreet and sensitive producer director to PRODUCE THE FILM with their version, since the Trial
in the CBI Court which had denied Nupur the right to write a book on her viewpoint of the case, is now over! They could make the film in the form
of an autobiography of Nupur, or as a BIOPIC, with herself and Rajesh THEMSELVES ACTING AS AARUSHI’s PARENTS!

BUT THEY DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT NOW. For the Author Avirook Sen has recently published a book ‘AARUSHI’ on the Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj Banjade Murder Mystery’, in which he vindicates the role of Aarushi’s parents and subscribes to the theory of Aarushi and Hemraj having been killed by the two Nepali servants, viz.Krishna Thadarai, Rajesh Talwar’s Assistant/Compounder in his Dental Clinic and Rajkumar Sharma, Domestic Servant of the TALWARS’ Business Partners, the Durranis,in the presence of Vijay Mandal, the Servant/Driver, of Puneesh Tandon, Talwar’s neighbor(who however denies his own    or his servant’s having been personally involved in the murders.                                                                   A film ‘TALWAR’ has also been produced lately by  MeghanaGulzar in keeping with the view expressed in Avirook  Sen’s ‘AARUSHI’.I personally am not convinced about that theory, as I feel that the behaviour and statements of the family, particularly of Rajesh – Nupur Talwar and Dinesh Talwar are not quite above board.Also, the beginning of the film was not as dramatic as I had expected. It starts with a CDI Officer Ashwin Kumar (analogous with the CBI Officer, Arun Kumar of the first CBI team of the real case) being assigned the investigation of the Shruti Tandon-Khempal(in fact,Aarushi-Hemraj murder)

I would also have preferred Gajendra Chauhan and Sakshi  Tanwar to play the Talwar couple, as they resemble them more. But Well, Everyone is entitled to his own choice and point of view, after all !