Aarushi-Hemraj murder case conties to haunt dentist couple Nupur Talwar and Rajesh Talwar with the Supreme Court dismissing their review plea on Thursday, ruling that they found "no merit" in the review application.
Nupur and Rajesh moved the apex court seeking to free them from the standing trial related to the murder of their teenage daughter, which has been perceived as a case of "honour killing" by the probing officials and lower court. The Aarushi case has not been solved despite the top investigating agency - CBI- probe since 2008. The CBI strongly indicted the parents' hand in the murder but the accused denied and claimed innocence.
Since, the Supreme Court refused to hear the plea of the accused, it is understood that the bail application of Nupur has also been quashed, as the bench has termed her bail petition as "infructuous."
Nupur was arrested by the CBI last month and is lodged in Dasna jail, Ghaziabad.
Although Nupur and Rajesh virtually doesn't stand a chance of being freed from the on-going standing trial in the Aarushi case, their lawyer still hints at a possibility of filing a fresh application at the appropriate bench. However, the trial against the Talwars will continue at the Ghaziabad court.
"The defence will now review the court order and then decide on the future course of action. We will do what is best in the interest of the Talwars," Avinash Kumar said, the counsel of Talwars, as reported by the CNN IBN.
In 2008, Aarushi, a 14-year-old girl, was found dead in her bedroom at her residence in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, with her throat slit. Hours later, another dead body was found on the terrace, which was identified as Hemraj, a housemaid.
The double murder case was handed over to the CBI in 2008 but it still remains unsolved.