Noida double murder probe handed over to STF

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Noida, May 17 (UNI) In a new development, the Uttar Pradesh government today handed over the Noida twin murder case to the Special Task Force (STF) with investigators claiming an early breakthrough.

Uttar Pradesh Police Additional Director General (Law and Order) Brijlal said in Lucknow that the STF has been handed over the probe of the sensational crime.

Sources in the state police, meanwhile, claimed that an early breakthrough was possible. ''We have got clinching evidences...

it will be a short wait,'' said a senior police officer.

In a new twist to the murder mystery of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar this morning, the body of the domestic help, accused of killing the teenager, was found on the terrace of the house. Soon after the recovery of the body, the girl's doctor father was interrogated for several hours.

Investigators went into a tizzy when the blood-soaked body of Hemraj was found this morning on the terrace of the house where the girl was murdered.

SP (City) Mahesh Mishra said so far Hemraj had emerged as a principal accused in the murder of Aarushi, the daughter of a dentist couple in Noida Sector 25.

''Since the body of the main accused has been recovered, investigations into the case have taken a new turn, detials of which would be unknotted soon by the police'' he said and added that the father of the girl was now being interrogated.

Aarushi, a student of Delhi Public School, Noida and the only child of her parents, was found murdered last night at her posh Sector-25 residence here.

Police yesterday said domestic help Hemraj had come last night in an inebriated condition and attacked Aurushi with a knife.

Rajesh Talwar, father of the girl, is a well-known dentist working in Fortis Hospital, Noida.

Hemraj, who hailed from Nepal, had been staying with the family in the servant's quarter of the house for the past eight months.

Sector-25 is occupied by high-profile people, including famous doctors and Army officers.

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