Aarushi case: Counsel for domestic helps claims threat to life
Ghaziabad: A lawyer representing the three domestic helps, who were arrested and later let off in the Aarushi murder case, on Saturday claimed that there was threat to
his life and sought security from Uttar Pradesh authorities.
Naresh Yadav, the counsel for Krishna, Rajkumar and
Vijay Mandal, said he has written to UP Chief Secretary and
the Director General of Police requesting them to provide him
"There is threat to my life. The UP Government and
Ghaziabad police administration will be held responsible if I
am harmed in any way in the future," Yadav said.
The lawyer claimed that police have withdrawn a gunner
provided to him earlier.
Yadav said he is preparing to move court to seek
compensation for his three clients.
14-year-old Aarushi, daughter of dentist couple Rajesh
and Nupur Talwar, was found murdered with her throat slit in
her parents' home at Jalvayu Vihar in Noida near Delhi on May
16, 2008. The family's domestic help Hemraj was found dead on
the terrace of the flat the following day.
The probe, which was first undertaken by the Noida
police, was later taken over by the CBI. The agency had first
given a clean chit to Rajesh and accused the three servants of
having committed the murder of both.
However, a court has now ordered that Rajesh and Nupur
should be tried for the crime.