Aarushi Murder Case: Know All The Real Life Characters Of The Unsolved Mystery

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| October 16 , 2017 , 17:04 IST

As much-talked Aarushi-Hemraj murder case resurfaces in the news with Allahabad High Court acquitting the murder accused parents from their imprisonment sentence citing the lack of evidence, here is a brief look at the characters who came up during the entire saga.

Aarushi Talwar

The class 9 student was found murdered on the night of May 15-16, 2008 at her Noida residence. According to the police, the girl was found with her throat slit and some head injuries.

A 'blue blazer' holder at her school, top scorer honour given only to students who have scored 85% and above for three consecutive years. Just like any teenager, she was also active on social media.

In 2008, her death had created a national sensation.


A 45-year-old Nepali citizen, Hemraj was initially suspected of the murder, however, a day after the Aarushi's death, his body was also found on the terrace of Talwars' Noida house.

Hemraj’s family, which includes her now widowed wife, teenage son Prajal and mother Krishna Kala live in Nepal. He was the only breadwinner for the family before he was found mysteriously murdered on the terrace.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had even alleged that the Hemraj and Aarushi had illicit relations and that Mr Talwar had killed them after finding them in “objectionable position” the night of the murder.

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Parents of the murdered Aarushi, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted of killing their daughter by a CBI court. Even though they could not be directly linked to the murder, the murder investigation had concluded that they were the only one inside the house at the time of the murder.

A doctor by profession, Aarushi’s father Rajesh Talwar was the head of Fortis Hospital’s dental department. Nupur Talwar, also a doctor, was working as a dentist at Fortis Hospital along with her husband.

Domestic Help

Compounder at Rajesh Talwar’s clinic, Krishna Thadarai along with Raj Kumar and Vijay Mandal, domestic help of the Talwars’ family friends Durranis and that of Talwars’ neighbour respectively, the three were arrested by the CBI during the probe.

After conducting lie-detection test, psychoanalysis and narco analysis on the three, joint director Arun Kumar had reportedly claimed that they were the killers. However, the probe agency left them out in their closure report.

UP Police

After initial suspicions that Hemraj was the killer, the Uttar Pradesh police was left embarrassed after his dead body was recovered from the terrace of the same building the very next day. The officers received harsh criticism from the media and CBI for their negligence in the incident.

Merely days after the murder, Noida police claimed that they had cracked the case, however, they failed to explain some very basic details in proving how Dr Rajesh Talwar was the killer.

According to the police, Rajesh Talwar killed Aarushi and Hemraj after finding them in an "objectionable position" at the night of the murder. The case was later transferred to the CBI.

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) formed a special team to probe the murder, however, after the team submitted their conclusion, another team was formed under AGL Kaul to investigate the double murder.

The CBI also held Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar guilty of the murder in their final report.


The special CBI court consisting of Justice Shyam Lal convicted the couple for the murder and sentenced them to life imprisonment rejected the prosecution’s requests for the death penalty.

The judge, in his 208-page verdict on November 25, 2013had said, "It is against the order of human nature that on seeing their dearest daughter lying in a pool of blood, the accused being the natural father and mother will not hug her. In the process of hugging, their clothes will be deeply stained with blood but not found so."