The Aarushi murder case stirred a hornets nest in 2008,when she was found dead with her throat slit in her bedroom in her flat at Noida. A day later the body of Hemraj, a domestic help was found by the police.
The case was handed over to the CBI following public outcry. The Trial court held that since only the parents were present in the house at the time the murders took place,they were likely to have committed the crime. A Division Bench of the Allahabad High Court acquitted Aarushi’s parents and quashed their conviction. The Talwars had been sentenced to life imprisonment. The court stated that there was no clinching evidence that the Talwars committed the crime and gave them the benefit of doubt. It also held that the CBI failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the couple committed the crime and therefore acquitted them.