Aarushi-Hemraj killings: the perfect murder mystery (Timeline)

May 15th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Aarushi Talwar New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The double murders shocked Indians and dominated not just headlines but also drawing room conversations for weeks. A year on, the killings of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and her domestic help Hemraj in Delhi’s satellite town of Noida remain unsolved despite many twists and turns.
Here is a timeline on the two crimes:

May 16, 2008

* Aarushi Talwar, the daughter of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her flat in Jalvayu Vihar in suburban Noida; domestic help Hemraj suspected.

May 17, 2008

* Hemraj’s body found on the terrace of Talwar’s house.

* Noida Sector 20 station house officer shifted for lapses in investigations.

* Autopsy report rules out sexual assault.

May 18, 2008

* Police say murders done with surgical precision; insider job suspected.

* Superintendent of Police (City) Mahesh Mishra shifted out.

May 19, 2008

* Talwar’s former domestic help Vishnu Sharma named a suspect.

May 21, 2008

* Delhi Police join murder probe; police say murder committed by “doctor or butcher”.

May 22, 2008

* Family under suspicion; honour killing angle probed; police quiz Aarushi’s close friend Anmol, whom she spoke with on the phone 688 times in the 45 days before she was murdered.

May 23, 2008

* Aarushi’s father Rajesh Talwar arrested for twin murders.

May 31, 2008

* Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) takes over the case from Noida Police.

June 13, 2008

* Krishna, Rajesh Talwar’s compounder, arrested by CBI.

June 27, 2008

* Raj Kumar, the servant of Anita Durani - a doctor friend of dentist Rajesh Talwar, arrested by CBI.

July 11, 2008

* Rajesh Talwar set free by local court following CBI failing to get evidence against him.

* Vijay Mandal, the domestic help of Talwars’ neighbour Capt Tandon, arrested by CBI.

Sep 4, 2008

* Vijay Mandal released on bail.

Sep 12, 2008

* Krishna and Raj Kumar released on bail.

* CBI announces a cash reward of Rs.100,000 for clues leading to recovery of weapon of offence and mobile phones of Aarushi and Hemraj.

Oct 2, 2008

* Raj Kumar and Krishna leave for Nepal

Till Date

* Rajesh and Nupur Talwar shift residence to south Delhi in early May.

* While Krishna is still in Delhi; Raj Kumar is in Samastipur in Bihar and Vijay Mandal is in Kapilavastu, Nepal.

* CBI is still looking for evidence in the twin murders.

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