CBI scours Talwars' residence vicinity for murder weapon

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Noida, Jun 6 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation today searched the drain close to the Talwars' Sector 25 residence here in a bid to recover more evidence, mainly the murder weapon, in the May 16 Aarushi murder case.

The main thrust is to recover the weapon used in the crime and for this the vicinity of the Talwars' home in Jalvayu Vihar is being scanned, official sources said.

''And in the process, the drain close to their residence was also being searched.'' Sources said the search assumes significance as it came a day after the CBI disclosed that it had gathered some vital clues in the murders of Aarushi and Hemraj, the Talwars' domestic help.

The sources also said that newspapers had been approached by the central agency for photographs of the ''scene of crime'' that could be helpful in bringing the matter to a conclusion. News channels had earlier been approached for 'footage' depicting the ''spot scene'' immediately after the crime.

The CBI, which took over investigations in the sensational Noida double murder case on June 1, had subjected prime accused Dr Rajesh Talwar, Aarushi's father, to a lie detector test on June 4.

The central agency has constituted ten teams to probe the various dimensions of the double murder.

Earlier on Monday last, forensic experts from the CBI had used special tools to carve out a bloody fingerprint from a wall of the Talwars' residence.

Aarushi's body was found in her apartment on May 16 and the police had immediately suspected Hemraj as the prime suspect.

They were, however, proved wrong when Hemraj's body was found on the terrace of the building the following day.

Police had later taken Dr Rajesh Talwar, a well known dentist, into custody, alleging that he killed Aarushi.

Dr Talwar's wife Nupur, who is also a dentist, has defended her husband, saying he was innocent and both of them discovered Aarushi's body together.

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