Aarushi kill case: a timeline of events

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Aarushi Talwar, 14, was discovered dead with her throat opening in her room in level no. L-32 Jalvayu Vihar in Noida on the morning of May 16, 2008. Hemraj, family’s local help is associated with the murder.
Hemraj was found in a pool of blood on the porch of the level on May 17. The entryway of the porch was discovered bolted from inside.

May 18: Noida police says the twin homicides were finished with surgical accuracy, insider work suspected.

May 19: Former domestic help Vishnu Sharma named suspected.

May 21: Delhi police joins the probe.

May 22: Police suspects it to be a case of honour killing. Police speaks to Aarushi’s friend. Her parents are suspected.

May 23: Rajesh Talwar, Aarushi’s father, arrested for double murders.

June 1: CBI takes over the case from Noida police.

June 13: Krishna, a domestic help of Talwar’s arrested.

June 20: Lie detection test of Rajesh Talwar conducted.

June 25: Second lie detection test done on Nupur Talwar, Aarushi’s mother, as the first test was found inconclusive.

June 26: CBI claims it to be a “blind case”. Bail appeal refused for Rajesh Talwar by Ghaziabad magistrate.

July 12: Rajesh Talwar gets bail.


February: Narco-analysis tests on Rajesh Talwar was done between February 15 to February 20.

December 29: CBI team files a closure report citing “insufficient evidence.” Servants get clean shit and Talwars remain prime suspects.


January 25: Rajesh Talwar suffers grievous injuries following an attack by one Utsav Sharma on the Special CBI court premises in Ghaziabad.

Feb 9: Trial court rejects CBI’s closure report and summons Aarushi’s parents to face charges of murders.

February 21: Talwars approach Allahabad High Court for quashing trial court summons.

March 18: Allahabad HC dismisses the plea.

March 19: The couple approaches the Supreme Court.


January 09: Supreme Court says the bail granted to Rajesh Talwar by the lower court in the ‘Aarushi murder case’ would continue and that he should appear before the Ghaziabad Magistrate on February 4 to face trial along with his wife, Nupur Talwar.

November, 2013

The couple are convicted for the double-murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by a special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Ghaziabad.

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