Allahabad HC acquits Talwars of their daughter Aarushi's murder; here is the entire timeline of events

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013, a day after their conviction.

Published: 12th October 2017 12:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2017 11:33 AM   |  A+A-

Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar acquitted on October 12, 2017 of killing their daughter Aarushi, domestic help Aarushi. (PTI Photos)

By Online Desk

In a major relief for the Talwars, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the Aarushi Talwar Murder Case. 

The court rejected the CBI court order sentencing the Talwar couple to life term for the murder of daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. 

Allowing the appeal by the Talwars, the court was of the view that as per circumstances and evidence on record they can't be held guilty.

The couple were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013, a day after their conviction.

Here is the entire TIMELINE of events in the Aarushi-Hemra murder case:

October 12, 2017: The Allahabad High Court acquits the Talwars in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case. 


May 15-16: Aarushi Talwar found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her flat in Noida.

May 16: Uttar Pradesh Police start probing the case and domestic help Hemraj (Nepalese national) suspected of murder.

May 17: Hemraj's body found on the terrace of Talwar's house.

May 18: UP Police say the twin murders were done with surgical precision, insider job suspected.

May 19: Talwar's former Nepalese domestic help Vishnu Sharma named suspect.

May 21: Delhi Police joins murder probe.

May 22: Talwars come under suspicion, honour killing angle probed, the police quiz Aarushi's close friend whom she spoke to 688 times in 45 days preceding her murder.

May 23: Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar arrested for the two murders. 

May 29: Notification issued to hand over the case from UP Police to CBI.

June 1: CBI takes over the probe in the case.

June 13: Domestic help of Rajesh Talwar, Krishna arrested by CBI.

June 20: Lie detection test of Rajesh Talwar conducted at CFSL, Delhi.

June 25: Second lie detection test conducted on Nupur Talwar. Her first lie detection test was found inconclusive.

June 26: CBI declares the case to be a "blind case". Rajesh Talwar refused bail by the special magistrate in Ghaziabad.

July 12: Rajesh Talwar freed on bail from Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad.

Feb 8-12: Narco-analysis tests on Nupur Talwar was done between February 8 to February 12 on CBI's plea.

Feb 15-20: Narco-analysis tests on Rajesh Talwar was done between February 15 to February 20. 

Dec 29: CBI gives up the case with a closure report. Clean chit given to servants but fingers pointed at Talwars.


December 2010: The CBI files closure report, stating Rajesh is the main suspect but there is not enough evidence against him.


Jan 25, 2011: Rajesh Talwar attacked in court premises.

Feb 9, 2011: Trial court rejects CBI's closure report and summons Talwar couple as accused to face charges of murder and destruction of evidence.

Feb 21: Couple approaches Allahabad High Court for quashing trial court summons.

Mar 18: HC dismisses their plea to quash summons and orders initiation of proceedings against them.

Mar 19, 2011: The couple approaches the Supreme court which stayed the trial against them.


Jan 6, 2012: The apex court dismisses Talwar's plea and allows the trial against them.


April 2013: 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 witnesse. It orders recording of statements of Rajesh and Nupur.

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

November 26: The Talwars' were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad a day after their conviction.


October 12: Allahabad HC acquits Talwars of their daughter Aarushi's murder​

(With inputs from Agencies)


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