Will consult lawyers on further action, say Aarushi`s parents

Upset with the CBI filing a closure report, the parents of murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar said they will consult with their lawyers before deciding on their future course of action to take the case forward.

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2010, 17:43 PM IST

Noida: Upset with the CBI filing a
closure report, the parents of murdered teenager Aarushi
Talwar on Thursday said they will consult with their lawyers before
deciding on their future course of action to take the case
forward.

"Our lawyers have not yet read the closure report and,
hence, we cannot say anything. As a mother I would say that we
won`t rest in peace till the case moves forward," said Nupur
Talwar, mother of Aarushi, whose murder here had shocked the
country over two years back.

She also said the couple will seek an appointment with
the probe agency`s director as they had not expected such a
step.

"We will request him (CBI Director) for an
appointment. I hope he will meet us," Nupur said.

Aarushi`s father Rajesh Talwar said he did "not expect
the premiere agency to close the case in this manner.

"We have faith in the CBI. The CBI is a premiere
investigating agency. We have a lot of hope from them. We
thought they would definitely be able to get to the people who
did this to Aarushi," Rajesh said.

"We have been completely let down by the system. First
it was the UP police and now the CBI."

Nupur blamed the Noida Police for botching up the
investigation.

The couple said they will meet their lawyer and then
decide on the future course of action on the closure report.
The CBI, they said, "must complete its investigation".

On the CBI investigations which included putting them
through numerous scientific tests like lie detector and brain
mapping, Rajesh said, "We welcomed everything" in a bid to
take the case to its logical conclusion.

The CBI had yesterday filed a closure report in the
Aarushi double murder case before a court on the grounds there
was no available evidence at the crime scene to pursue the
probe, meeting a dead-end in the case that shook the country
over two years back.

14-year-old Aarushi was murdered in the intervening
night of May 15-16 in 2008 along with their domestic help
Hemraj, whose body was found from the terrace of the house.

After a detailed two-and-a-half year probe marked by
botched up investigations, the CBI said it found it impossible
to reach any plausible conclusion because of lack of concrete
forensic evidence at the crime scene to nail the culprits and
decided to close the case.

PTI