The Aarushi Talwar murder scene was heavily dressed up, which
could only have been done by her parents, the CBI has said,
closing as unsolved case the sensational killing of the teen-ager.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) closure report, a copy
of which is with IANS, says that a bottle of Scotch whisky was
found on the dining table. But according to the probe agency, any
intruder would not have had sufficient time to consume liquor on
the night of murder May 16, 2008.
The CBI Wednesday moved a Ghaziabad court seeking its permission
to close the Aarushi Talwar murder as an unsolved case on the
grounds of lack of conclusive evidence. In its closure report, the
agency has named the 14-year-old girl's dentist father Rajesh
Talwar as the lone suspect in the case.
The parents have denied the charge.
The closure report notes that during an interview before the lie
detector test in the Forensic Sciences Laboratory in Gandhinagar,
Aarushi's parents Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar had stated that
they used to lock Aarushi's bedroom at night.
The door to Aarushi's bedroom had a lock which could be opened
from inside without a key, but once it was shut it could not be
opened from outside without a key.
According to them, they found the door to Aarushi's bedroom
unlocked and slightly ajar in the morning of May 16, 2008. But
they could not explain whether they had locked her bedroom on the
night of May 15, 2008, and why the keys were not traceable the
next morning after the girl' murder was discovered.
According to the CBI, Aarushi's room could either be opened by the
girl from inside or her parents from outside by using the keys.
The findings of the investigation team reveal a number of
circumstances that indicate the involvement of the parents in the
crime and the cover-up, the agency's closure report says.
However, there are a number of critical and serious gaps in the
circumstances which make it difficult to string together the
sequence of events and the motive behind the gruesome murder, the
The probe team was handicapped by the inability of the local
police to examine the scene of crime properly and collect all
possible evidences, it said.
Aarushi was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in her
parents' Jalvayu Vihar apartment in Noida, Delhi's suburban town
in Uttar Pradesh, May 16, 2008. The family's domestic help, Hemraj,
was also found killed on the flat's terrace a day later.