Talwar hounded by media, brother pleads for privacy

July 12th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, July 12 (IANS) Rajesh Talwar, cleared of the murders of his teenaged daughter and domestic help, was mobbed by aggressive mediapersons, particularly television crew, as he stepped out of the Dasna Jail here Saturday morning. His family had to plead with journalists to leave as cameras hit his head and microphones were thrust into his face. Hordes of TV crew were seen falling over each other in their frenzy to get a glimpse of Rajesh Talwar walking out of the jail at 8.35 a.m. His brother Dinesh had to finally plead for space to get to their car and that they be allowed to go home.

“Let us help Dr. Rajesh come back to the mainstream so that he can lead a normal life. We will soon come to you. Please give us some time… please listen to us,” Dinesh told an unruly crowd of cameramen with folded hands.

” Rajesh has just come out of jail. He is very depressed. We need your cooperation,” he pleaded.

They finally managed to get to their car and proceeded to a Sai Temple at Sector-61, Noida. They then went to Rajesh Talwar’s father-in-law’s house in Noida.

Detailing the dentist’s routine in prison, Jail Superintendent V.K. Singh said: “Initially, Rajesh Talwar was sad. He wept the first day, but slowly he became normal. He used to read the Hindustan Times and some other magazines. He never saw television.

“He used to do yoga every morning. He has been released after a proper medical examination.”

Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead May 16 in the Talwar’s Noida home. The police initially named the Talwars’ domestic help Hemraj as the prime suspect, but had to retract after his body was found the next day on the terrace of the house. Rajesh Talwar was arrested May 23 and police said he killed his daughter in a fit of rage as he objected to her alleged closeness with Hemraj.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday cleared Rajesh Talwar of all charges and named his compounder Krishna and Rajkumar, the servant of close family friends Durranis, as those behind the murders.

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