All You Need To Know About The Aarushi-Hemraj Murder Case

| October 16 , 2017 , 17:01 IST

The murder of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and the domestic help Hemraj on May 16, 2008, shook the nation and the parents of Aarushi, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were the main accused in the case. 

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were sentenced to live imprisonment in 2013 by a CBI court on double murder charges. But four years later, in 2017 their appeal has reached the Allahabad High Court, which is expected to announce its verdict on Thursday.

The sensational double murder incident has already been immortalised in film and in a book, here is a look at the timeline of the murder case:


May 16: Aarushi Talwar, the daughter of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her Noida home.

May 17: Body of Hemraj, the Talwars' domestic help, found on the terrace.

May 23: Aarushi's father Rajesh arrested for double murder.

May 31: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) takes over case.

June: Krishna, Rajesh's compounder, arrested by the CBI. Ten days later, Raj Kumar, the servant of a doctor friend of the Talwars, and Vijay Mandal, the domestic help of Talwars' neighbour, also nabbed.

July 12: Rajesh set free by court after CBI fails to present evidence against him.


February: Narco-analysis drugs were conducted on Rajesh Talwar.

December 29: The investigating CBI team files a closure report citing “insufficient evidence”  as a result of which the servants get clean chit and the Talwars remain prime suspects


December: The CBI states that Rajesh is the main suspect but there is not enough evidence against him.


February: A special Ghaziabad court orders that Rajesh and Nupur Talwar be tried for Aarushi's murder. The couple also face allegations of destruction of evidence. A CBI special court in Ghaziabad issues bailable warrants against the couple for not being present in court.


March: The CBI argues in court for cancellation of Rajesh's bail.

April: Nupur Talwar arrested.

May: Rajesh and Nupur charged by Ghaziabad court with murder, destruction of evidence and conspiracy.

September: Nupur Talwar released on bail.


April: CBI officer tells court that Aarushi, Hemraj were killed by the Talwars. CBI also tells court that Aarushi and Hemraj were found in objectionable position.

May 3: Defence counsel pleads before a special court to summon 14 people, including former CBI joint director Arun Kumar as witness. CBI opposes the plea.  

May 6: Trial court dismisses Talwar's petition for summoning 14 witnesses. It orders recording of statements of Rajesh and Nupur.

May 13: Supreme Court refuses to entertain the Talwars' petition.

November: Rajesh and Nupur are convicted for the double murder of Aarushi and Hemraj and sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad.


January: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar appeal to the Allahabad High Court against the CBI court’s life term order.

May 19: Allahabad High Court denies bail to Rajesh and Nupur Talwar.


October 12: The Allahabad High Court accepting the appeal by Rajesh and Nupur in the 2008 Aarushi-Hemraj murder case acquitted both of them

October 16: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar walk out free from Ghaziabad's Dasna Jail