Murder mystery

Print edition : November 10, 2017

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar after their release from Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad on October 16. Photo: SANDEEP SAXENA

At a candle-light demonstration at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, in January 2016 by friends and relatives of Aarushi Talwar, seeking justice. Photo: SUBHAV SHUKLA/PTI

A march in support of the campaign "Justice for Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj" at Jantar Mantar on December 22, 2013. Photo: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Rajkumar, who was an accused in the case in the months following the murders, being taken to jail after being produced in the CBI court in Ghaziabad in July 2008. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Another accused, Krishna, being taken away after he was produced in the CBI court in Ghaziabad in June 2008. Photo: PTI

The Allahabad High Court’s acquittal of Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar nearly four years after their imprisonment for the murder of their only daughter and their domestic worker raises disturbing questions about the quality of criminal investigation and trial in the case.
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