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Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court to decide Talwars' fate today

The court will pronounce its verdict on Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's plea challenging their conviction by a CBI court for the murder of their daughter and domestic help in 2008

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Aarushi Murder Case Verdict

The will on Thursday deliver its verdict on an appeal filed by challenging a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court order convicting them for the murder of their daughter and domestic help in 2008. A special in Ghaziabad had convicted the couple in the case on November 26, 2013, and awarded them life sentence the next day. While the high court is likely to decide the fate of the Talwars in this high-profile case today, we look at the timeline of events in the Talwar double murder case since 2008 leading up to now: 2008 May 16: Talwar, 14, daughter of a dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur, is found dead with her throat slit in her bedroom at their Noida home. The family’s missing domestic help, Hemraj, becomes the prime suspect. May 17: is found dead on the terrace of the Talwars’ flat. The door of the terrace is found to be locked from inside. May 18: Noida police’s preliminary investigation suggests the murders were conducted with surgical precision. An inside job is suspected. May 23: Investigating agencies suspect a case of honour killing. is arrested for the double murder. May 31: The Noida Police hands over the case to CBI. June 13: Rajesh Talwar's compounder Krishna is arrested.

The domestic help of Rajesh Talwar’s friend and his neighbours are called for questioning. June 20: CBI conducts Lie detection test on July 12: Ghaziabad court gives bail to after CBI fails to provide evidence. CBI calls it a “blind case”. 2009 September: Forensic reports show most of the evidence taken from the crime scene were tampered with. 2010 January 5: CBI seeks the court’s permission for a narco test on the February: undergo narco-analysis test between February 15 and 20 December 29: CBI files a closure report citing “insufficient evidence.” remains prime suspects, but there is not enough evidence against him. 2011 January 25: is attacked by one Utsav Sharma in the Ghaziabad court premises, suffers grievous injuries. February 9: Ghaziabad court rejects CBI’s closure report. Court summons to face charges of murders. February 21: The approaches the for quashing of trial court summons. February 28: Special issues warrants against for not being present in the court. March 18: The Allahabad HC dismisses the Talwars’ plea to quash the summons. March 19: The couple approaches the Supreme Court. 2012 January: The Supreme Court dismisses Talwars’ plea and allows the trial to proceed. SC allows the bail granted by the lower court to March: CBI argues in court for the cancellation of Rajesh Talwar’s bail. 2013 October: Final arguments begin in the court of Special Judge S Lal November: convicts in the double-murder case. 2014 January: The couple moves the against life sentence ordered by the 2017 January: The reserves its judgment in the plea challenging the couple’s conviction by in 2013.

First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 10:33 IST