Aarushi-Hemraj murders: A Timeline

The double murders of of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and her family`s domestic help Hemraj in the national capital`s satellite town of Noida shocked Indians and dominated media headlines over the last 33 months.

New Delhi: The double murders of of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and her family`s domestic help Hemraj in the national capital`s satellite town of Noida shocked Indians and dominated media headlines over the last 33 months. Here is a timeline on the two crimes:
May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar, the daughter of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her flat in Jalvayu Vihar in Noida; domestic help Hemraj suspected.

May 17: Hemraj`s body found on the terrace of Talwar`s house.

Noida Sector 20 station house officer shifted for lapses in investigations.

Autopsy report rules out sexual assault.

May 18: Police say murders done with surgical precision; insider job suspected.

Noida Superintendent of Police (City) Mahesh Mishra shifted out.

May 19: Talwar`s former domestic help Vishnu Sharma named a suspect.

May 21: Delhi Police join murder probe; police say murder committed by "doctor or butcher".

May 22: Talwar family under suspicion; honour killing angle probed; police quiz Aarushi`s close friend Anmol, whom she spoke with on the phone 688 times in the 45 days before she was murdered.
May 23: Aarushi`s father Rajesh Talwar arrested for twin murders.

May 31: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) takes over the case from Noida police.

June 13: Krishna, Rajesh Talwar`s compounder, arrested by CBI.

June 27: Raj Kumar, the servant of Anita Durani - a doctor friend of the Talwars, arrested by CBI.

July 11: Rajesh Talwar set free by local court after CBI fails to get evidence against him.

Vijay Mandal, the domestic help of Talwars` neighbour Capt Tandon, arrested by CBI.

Sep 4: Vijay Mandal released on bail.

Sep 12: Krishna and Raj Kumar released on bail.

CBI announces a cash reward of Rs.100,000 for clues leading to recovery of weapon of offence and mobile phones of Aarushi and Hemraj.

Sep 2009: Hyderabad-based Central Forensic Laboratory files a report stating that most of physical evidence taken from the crime scene, and that Aarushi`s vaginal sample was tampered with.

Feb 2010: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar undergo narco-analysis test.

July 21: Rajesh Talwar moves court to restrain media outlets from publishing misleading and unethical information.

Dec 29: CBI files closure report, stating that Rajesh Talwar is the main suspect but there is not enough evidence against him.

Feb 9, 2011: A special Ghaziabad court orders that Rajesh and Nupur Talwar be tried for Aarushi`s murder. The couple will also be prosecuted for destruction of evidence.

IANS

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