ALLAHABAD: An Indian couple accused of murdering their daughter Aarushi Talwar and their Nepalese servant, Hemraj Banjade, have been acquitted on appeal on Thursday, reports BBC.
Dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted in 2013 and jailed for life for murder, destroying evidence and misleading investigators. Their 14-year-old daughter was found dead at their home in May 2008.
Suspicion initially fell on Hemraj until his bludgeoned body was found on the Talwars’ roof just one day later.
The murders generated huge interest in India, with every twist and turn in the case receiving wall-to-wall coverage.
On Thursday, the high court in Allahabad said that the couple, who are at present serving their sentence in Dasna jail in Uttar Pradesh state, have to be released immediately, Dilip Kumar, a lawyer for the couple, told the BBC.