New Delhi: Another family now lives at L-32 Jalvayu Vihar in Noida where 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar was found dead in her bedroom in 2008. Since yesterday, the family has been dodging reporters and the media spotlight that have returned to the flat after Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were acquitted by the Allahabad High Court in the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
Persistent reporters assembled outside the house from 7 am just in case the Talwars returned to their home after their release from Dasna jail in Ghaziabad. Scribes intermittently pressed the buzzer seeking permission to shoot the inside the house but the door remained steadfastly shut. Not giving up, some camerapersons tried to go up to the terrace where the body of Hemraj was found, but the door was padlocked.
The presence of the reporters irked the residents, who were reminded of the May of 2008 when the two were found murdered. Some expressed displeasure, asking the mediapersons to move their cameras and equipment from the way.
But they too seemed infected with curiosity as they discussed the acquittal and wondered who killed Aarushi and Hemraj in the locked house that fateful summer night nine years ago.
Some in the apartment complex, where retired air force and naval officers live, said it was the perfect murder. The guards at the society said the Talwars after their release might live in the house of Nupur Talwar’s father, who lived a few blocks away in Sector 25, as tenants were currently living in their apartment. They said the couple was living in Haus Khas in Delhi before their arrest in 2013.