DU students, teachers demand justice for Aarushi

A group of Delhi University students and teachers gathered in the capital this evening to press for further forensic tests, including `Touch DNA`, to crack the case which has reached a dead-end.

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 22:03 PM IST

New Delhi: Demanding justice for murdered
teenager Aarushi Talwar, a group of Delhi University students
and teachers gathered in the capital this evening to press for
further forensic tests, including `Touch DNA`, to crack the
case which has reached a dead-end.

"The case has been going on for far too long. Anyone
of us could have been in Aarushi`s place. We want justice and
will continue our fight for it," said DU student Shivani, who
organised the protest with other friends.

"The only way we see this case being cracked is to use
the touch DNA method. When all other ways to solve the case
have failed, what is wrong in giving this method a shot?" she
asked.

Touch DNA is a forensic method for analysing DNA left
at the scene of a crime and involves swabbing an area for
human remains.

"We don`t understand why the case is taking so long.

The public is tired of watching people playing the blame game
and in the process justice is being delayed," said 19-year-old
Dhananjay, adding that the students were planning to write to
President Pratibha Patil soon on the issue.

"Aarushi is not alone, we all are there with her. Many
of us here have not even met her but we can`t sit quietly and
watch justice being denied," said 20-year-old Udita Singh.

14-year-old Aarushi was found murdered at her
residence in 2008. The body of the family domestic help Hemraj
was found in the terrace of the house later.

The CBI has filed a closure report in the case. A
special CBI court in Ghaziabad is slated to hear the matter on
February 8.

PTI