Ghaziabad: Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were on Friday charged with murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi and their domestice help, Hemraj, by a local court which said trial in the four-year-old case will commence on June 4.
Additional District Judge S Lal also slapped another charge of misleading the investigation against Rajesh who had filed an FIR with Noida police alleging that Hemraj had killed his daughter in their Jalvayu Vihar residence on the intervening night of May 15-16, 2008.
The body of Hemraj was found on the terrace of their home on May 17.
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were charged with murder of their daughter Aarushi and their domestice help.
Talwars' lawyers today moved an application seeking certified copy of the court order and at least 15 days time for commencement of trial so that they can prepare their case.
The court, however, granted only nine days and fixed June 4 as the date of starting the trial. Manoj Sisodia, representing Talwars, told reporters that once they get a certified copy of the order, they may appeal against the charges framed by the court in the higher court. Rajesh and Nupur came to the court in the morning but waited till afternoon for the framing of charges.
Post-lunch when the court reconvened, the couple was asked to stand in the accused box and sign the charge sheet presented to them by the court officials.
"According to the procedure, the judge asked them whether their plead guilty or not to which both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar said that they would face the trial," Sisodia said.