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Aarushi case hits a dead end


Jemima Rohekar,CNN-IBN
Jan 06, 2010 at 12:28am IST

New Delhi: In May 2008 the twin murder of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and her domestic help in Noida caught the imagination of an entire nation.

Soon the police and then the CBI put forth contrasting theories. The police accused Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar and the CBI held the three servants working with the Talwars and their friend responsible. CBI even went ahead and filed a chargesheet against the three servants in court without any material evidence to back their charges.

But till today, the case remains unsolved even after CBI has changed its investigation team.

Now the investigating agency wants to conduct a narco-analysis test on Aarushi’s parents in hope of getting new leads. On Tuesday, the court gave the go-ahead to conduct the tests.

"We were ready for it earlier also and we are ready for it even today. We have absolutely no problem in undergoing any test for the sake of our daughter and to get to the people who did this to us," Rajesh Talwar said.

While it is still unclear when the agency will conduct the narco test on, sources in CBI say that the new team under CBI Director Ashwani Kumar's direct supervision wants to re-examine the parents. But even if the test provides them with new clues, the challenge for the CBI will be to produce material evidence that will stand in the court of law.

"We have always emphasised that a narco-analysis test should be conducted. I don’t know why it wasn’t done earlier but reasons are best known to the CBI team," Rajkumar's lawyer FC Sharma said.

India's premier investigating agency has been unable to find any leads that could crack this case. After the brain mapping and lie detector tests proved fruitless, the CBI is hoping the narco analysis test on the Talwars may give them that all-important headway.

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