New Delhi, Jun 27: The CBI on Friday, June 27 arrested Rajkumar - the domestic help of the Talwars' close associates, the Durranis. This is the third arrest by CBI in the Aarushi murder case. Till now, Krishna was the prime suspect in the Noida double murder case, but the focus has now shifted to Rajkumar. Rajkumar had been picked up by the CBI and questioned twice before in connection with the Aarushi murder case.
Addressing the media after the arrest of Rajkumar, Arun Kumar - the CBI Joint Director said that a white T-shirt stained with blood was found in Rajkumar's house. "The T-shirt had been sent to Gujarat for examination and a forensic team there had confirmed that it contained blood stains of a human being. It has now been sent for advanced investigation to Hyderabad and Rajkumar has been arrested," Arun Kumar stated.
He further added that Rajkumar was subjected to lie-detector test, psychological assessment, brain mapping and narco-analysis tests at Forensic Sciences Laboratory, Gandhinagar in Gujarat from June 23 to June 26. He said Rajkumar's arrest was effected after report from forensic experts of a washed white colour t-shirt seized from his house opined that it 'contains human blood'.
The white T-shirt is concrete material evidence that the CBI has found. The team in Hyderabad will conduct a DNA test on the blood on the T-shirt so that they can determine whose blood it is.
The garment has been sent to CDFD, Hyderabad for further forensic tests, the official said. He would be produced before the Duty Magistrate in Ghaziabad tomorrow (June 28). Asked whether the blood was matching with the victim - teenage girl Aarushi or the domestic help Hemraj - Kumar said, "for the very same reason the t-shirt has been sent to Hyderabad."
Meanwhile, Krishna - the compounder of Dr Rajesh Talwar, prime accused in the case was sent to judicial custody till July 11. Refusing to comment on Rajkumar's arrest, Dr Praful Durrani said that he had no idea about the grounds on which Rajkumar was arrested.