STF grills teenager's parents, friends who called her on cellphone

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Noida, May 20 (UNI) The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police, assigned to investigate the sensational Noida double murder case, today grilled the parents of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar, found brutally murdered in her room on Friday morning.

The STF team quizzed the dentist couple for over two hours at their residence.

Soon after the interrogation, the couple -- Rajesh and Nupur Talwar -- told reporters that they were helping the police in solving the case.

Meanwhile, the STF and the local police had also questioned a total of 108 people who had talked to Aarushi on her cellphone.

Despite the detention of Vishnu Thapa, the former compounder of the Talwars at their clinic, police interrogated the doctor couple. This has given rise to speculations that the police are looking for something more and were not placing their suspicion on Thapa alone.

There had been claims that Aarushi's phone was used after the murder. The time of death of the teenager as per the post-mortem report and the last call made from the girl's phone had a difference of three hours.

Despite claims by the UP Police top brass that the case will be cracked ''within hours'', the investigators are still trying to figure out the series of events in the run up to the double murder.

On Saturday morning, a new twist to the murder mystery of 14-year-old DPS schoolgirl Aarushi Talwar was added when the body of the domestic help, Hemraj, accused of killing the teenager, was found on the terrace of the house.

The recovery of the blood soaked body of Hemraj had punctured the theory of Noida police that the domestic help had murdered the girl under the influence of liquor.

Within hours, the Uttar Pradesh government handed over the case to the STF for investigation.

The STF now is trying to establish who was killed first -- the teenager or Hemraj. The cellphones of the two are also missing.

Aarushi, a student of Delhi Public School, Noida and the only child of her parents, was found murdered on Friday morning at her posh Sector-25 residence here, when her father went to her room to wake her up.

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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