Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, serving life sentence, in the double murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
The couple had appealed in the HC against their conviction in the murder ordered by the CBI court four years ago. Both had been lodged at Dasna jail in Ghaziabad.
The sensational murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi, whose body was found in the bedroom of their house in Noida's Jalvayu Vihar on May 16, 2008, has since been in the media limelight for the mystery and intrigue surrounding it.
Hemraj (45) was initially suspected by the police but his body was also recovered a day after from the terrace of the Talwars' house.