Fast-track justice for Talwars: Aarushi's parents
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This problem is not about me and yet it is very much about me, about each one of us. What is happening today with the Talwars can happen with any of us tomorrow. After watching the movie "Talvar", I read up extensively regarding the case on Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and trust me it was an eye opener. If they are innocent (which in my humble opinion is extremely likely) then I shudder to think what they have been going through for the last few years.
The objective of this petition is to ensure a fast-track and impartial trial for Rajesh and Nupur Talwar re-examining the entire evidence available from a neutral point of view.
The rest of this petition would be a very high level summary so that most of you can read and form a judgement of your own. In the end, there are more links in case you want to see more details.
What happened: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's daughter and help were murdered, after several years of back and forth and a lengthy trial, the Talwars were sent to prison for life. (Read more on wiki)
Below are some of the main things which are difficult to digest:
1. Narco/ lie detector tests: Talwars showed no deception, while the three servants (allegedly present in the house on the day of the murder) did. In the narco, the servants gave a chilling blow-by-blow account of the murder, their motives, along with mentioning khukri as the murder weapon. Agreed that narco is not admissible to prosecute the servants, but why in the world is it not admissible to exonerate Talwars? Didn't we forever say that even if 100 guilty escape punishment, no innocent should be punished?
2. Closure report: CBI had submitted a closure report saying that though they believed Talwars are guilty, they didn't have enough evidence to prosecute them and hence wanted to close the case. Talwars challenged this closure report and went to court requesting a re-investigation. Which criminal does that? Ask for more investigation when he/she has a chance to go scot free?
3. People in the house: CBI claims that there were only four people in the house and hence Talwars are the murderers. Booze bottles in Hemraj's room point out the possibility of three other servants being in the room that night (who were suspects at some stage). This is discarded saying servants wont have guts to drink while the master was in the house. Seriously? We work and investigate on such logic?
4. Murder weapon: The khukri mentioned in the narco was actually found in the room of one of the servants with tiny blood traces on it (however it could not be established if it was human or not). On the other hand, no scalpel (allegedly murder weapon) was ever produced in the court. Also, the golf club supposedly used by them to inflict the injury was found and handed over to the CBI by the Talwars. Which criminal does that?
5. Motive for murder: The Talwar's motive hinges on Aarushi and Hemraj being found in a 'compromising position'. However, as per CBI's closure report there was no trace of Hemraj anywhere in Aarushi's room. Did the Talwars manage to differentiate between Hemraj's and Aarushi's blood while cleaning up (latter was found in the room)? They were smart enough to clean that but forgot blood marks on the terrace wall and the whisky bottle?
I have listed only 5 major flaws in the current theory, there are many many more - terribly botched up investigation, Krishna's pillow cover, internet router, terrace key, how could they not hear, etc. You can watch the movie "Talvar-IMDB", read the book Aarushi - Avirook Sen, read these articles: Article 1 and Article 2 or read through the judgment in full via this Article Judgment link.
I am not claiming that person A or person B is or is not the murderer. My only claim is that given so much fuzziness how can we say that Talwars are the murders "beyond a reasonable doubt"? The logic/evidence provided is far away from being able to overcome the presumption "innocent until proven guilty". In my mind it tends to lean more towards "innocent and not guilty".
Please sign the petition if you agree, maybe the power of internet can bring some hope to an otherwise gloomy story.
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