'Who killed Aarushi?': India's biggest whodunit
Lucknow, Oct 13: Since Thursday, Twitter has been abuzz with the news of the acquittal of the Talwar couple in the 2008 Aarushi and Hemraj double murder case by the Allahabad High Court.
Several hashtags like--#AarushiMurderCase, #AarushiVerdict, #AarushiWantsJustice, #Talwars and #TalwarsAcquitted, to name a few--have been trending on the micro-blogging site till Friday morning.
While many hailed the verdict, others wondered as "who killed Aarushi?"
Aarushi, the 14-year-old victim, was Nupur and Rajesh Talwar's daughter. Hemraj Banjade, the second victim, about whom a very few are interested to know, was working as a domestic help in the Talwar family.
The Allahabad High Court judgement drew reactions from a cross-section of Twitter users--politicians, actors and commoners.
"Don't know who killed #Arushi & will probably never know but what I do know is the police made a total dogs breakfast of the investigation," former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted.
Bollywood actor Kabir Bedi welcomed the verdict that went in favour of the teenage girl's parents, as the court said neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty.
"ACQUITTED!!! Rajesh and Nupur Talwar not guilty of #Aarushi's murder. Finally, justice prevails, nightmare ends. #AarushiVerdict," he tweeted.
The judgment also left some twitter users with the question--"Who killed Aarushi?"
Some of them wondered if the case will ever be untangled. "They lost their daughter. Spent a decade like criminals. We still don't know who murdered Aarushi and Hemraj. Where's the justice?" asked a user with the twitter handle @Kritika- Kamra.
@AnkitTiwari009 wrote: "Bt then d question arises, who killked Aarushi? In 2013 I was den a kind of kid, bt now a father of 3 yrs old, feeling pain (sic)."
The verdict ends, at least for now, the nine-year ordeal of the Noida couple who were sentenced to life by a Ghaziabad CBI court on November 28, 2013 for the double murder that not only transfixed but also shook the nation with its element of filicide.
However, till investigative agencies don't find out who killed Aarushi and Hemraj, the mystery surrounding the double murder will remain alive till eternity.