SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said today the police made a "total dog's breakfast" of the investigation in the Aarushi murder case.
The Allahabad High Court today acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008, saying they could not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence on record.
In a series of tweets, Abdullah wrote, "Don't know who killed #Arushi & will probably never know but what I do know is the police made a total dog's breakfast of the investigation (sic)," suggesting that the probe was a complete mess.
"The law presumes innocence until guilt is established beyond reasonable doubt. Innocent till proven guilty is bedrock of criminal law," he said in another tweet.
Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008.
The needle of suspicion initially moved towards 45-year- old Hemraj, who had gone missing, but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later.
The high court verdict today ends a nine-year ordeal of the parents who were found guilty of murdering 14-year-old Aarushi by a CBI court.