Ghaziabad: After over five and a half
years, a CBI court here will pronounce its judgment on Monday in the
Aarushi-Hemraj double murder, one of India's most sensational criminal
cases in which the girl's parents, both dentists, are the prime suspects.
Lets take a look at the timeline of this case:
May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar, the daughter of dentist couple Rajesh and
Nupur Talwar, found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her Noida
home. Nepalese domestic help Hemraj suspected of murder.
Body of Hemraj found on the terrace of the Talwar house.
Police say murders were conducted with surgical precision, insider job
May 23: Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar arrested for
May 31: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
takes over case.
June 13: Krishna, Rajesh Talwar's compounder,
arrested by the CBI. Ten days later, Raj Kumar, the servant of a doctor
friend of the Talwars, and Vijay Mandal, the domestic help of Talwars'
neighbour, were also nabbed.
July 12: Rajesh given bail by a
Ghaziabad court after CBI fails to present evidence against him.
5, 2010: CBI moves court to conduct narco test on Talwar couple.
29: 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 Ghaziabad court premises.
Feb 9: A special
Ghaziabad court rejects CBI's closure report and orders that Rajesh and
Nupur Talwar be tried for Aarushi's murder. The couple also face
allegations of destruction of evidence. A CBI special court in Ghaziabad
issues bailable warrants against the couple for not being present in
March 14, 2012: The CBI argues in court for cancellation
of Rajesh Talwar's bail.
April 30: Nupur Talwar arrested.
3: Sessions court rejects Nupur Talwar's bail plea.
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar charged by Ghaziabad court with murder,
destruction of evidence and conspiracy.
Sep 25: Nupur Talwar
released on bail on the Supreme Court's order.
April 2013: CBI
officer tells court that Aarushi and Hemraj were killed by the Talwars.
CBI also tells court that Aarushi and Hemraj were found in an
objectionable, compromising 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.
6: Trial court dismisses Talwar's petition for summoning 14 witnesses. It
orders recording of statements of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar.
18: CBI closes arguments, says Talwars "misled" investigators.
12: Court reserves verdict in the case for November 25.
Court to deliver verdict in double-murder case.