Aarushi murder: CBI raids Noida hospital for postmortem reports

November 6th, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Aarushi TalwarNew Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Almost six months after the murder of teenager Aarushi Talwar and her domestic help, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted a search at the Noida district hospital. Some documents relating to the postmortem reports were missing, a CBI official said Thursday.“We raided the Noida district hospital yesterday (Wednesday) where Aarushi’s postmortem was conducted. We found certain documents relating to Aarushi’s postmortem missing,” the official said.

The premier investigating agency seized certain documents from the hospital. However, the official declined to reveal the nature of the documents.

“We suspect that the postmortem report might have been fudged and there is a likelihood of the involvement of the hospital’s doctors,” the official said.

The CBI is yet to recover the murder weapon and the mobile phones of Aarushi and her domestic help Hemraj. A clueless CBI also announced a reward of Rs.100,000 for anybody providing information vital to the case.

Aarushi, a 14-year-old student of Delhi Public School, was found murdered in her Jalvayu Vihar apartment in Noida May 16. The Noida Police initially suspected that Hemraj was the murderer, but his body was found on the terrace of the same apartment a day later.

The Noida Police then accused Aarushi’s father Rajesh Talwar, a noted dentist, of the double murders and arrested him May 23.

Following public criticism of the police probe, the case was transferred to the CBI. It took over the probe May 31 and gave a clean chit to Talwar. CBI sleuths zeroed in on Talwar’s Nepali medical assistant Krishna and two other domestic helps - Raj Kumar and Vijay Mandal - who worked in the same neighbourhood.

They were detained and subjected to narco-analysis tests, in which they confessed to the crime, according to the CBI.

They were arrested on the basis of their narco-analysis tests, which are not admissible in the court as evidence.

The three, however, are out on bail and two of the accused Raj Kumar and Mandal have fled to Nepal.

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