Allahabad, March 8 (IANS) The fate of slain teenager Aarushi Talwar’s mother Nupur Talwar will be decided March 18 by the Allahabad High Court, which Tuesday put off its decision on her plea challenging her being named a co-accused in the case.
Reserving its verdict on her plea against being summoned by the lower court as a co-accused along with her dentist husband and key accused Rajesh Talwar, the court completed its hearing on arguments by the teenager’s parents as well as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Nupur Talwar’s counsel, senior advocate Gopal Chaturvedi, said since she was never summoned by the trial court in Ghaziabad earlier and the CBI’s closure report never named her as a suspect, she could not be named as a co-accused at this juncture by the lower court.
The CBI claimed that it had “sufficient circumstantial evidence” to establish that Aarushi was killed by Rajesh Talwar.
The investigation agency sought to charge Nupur Talwar with assisting her husband in “destroying all evidence”.
Fourteen-year-old Aarushi, a Class 9 student of Delhi Public School, Noida, was found murdered at her parents’ apartment in Noida May 16, 2008.
The family’s servant Hemraj was initially suspected for the killing but his body was found on the flat’s terrace a day later.
The CBI filed a closure report in December 2010. The Ghaziabad court ordered Feb 9 that the Talwars be charged with murder, destruction of evidence and criminal conspiracy.