26
Nov

India Couple Guilty in Double Murder Trial that Captivated Nation

From  Yahoo! News, “Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were due to be sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty of slitting the throats of Aarushi, 14, and their Nepalese live-in help Hemraj Banjade, with “clinical precision” at their home in an affluent New Delhi suburb in May 2008.

“The penalty is life imprisonment or death — there are only two sentences,” prosecutor R.K. Saini told a horde of reporters at the decrepit court complex in Ghaziabad, a satellite city of the Indian capital.

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(via AFP)

Saini, who declared he had “done his duty”, said he would reveal Tuesday whether he would argue for the death penalty for the Talwars, who were immediately taken into custody.

Investigators alleged the Talwars killed Aarushi in a fit of rage when they found her with the 45-year-old servant in an “objectionable” situation, while the couple insist they are victims of a bungled police probe and a media witchhunt.

Police suggested the double-murder was a so-called “honour killing”.

The trial came as India increasingly focuses on violent crimes against women following the fatal gang-rape of a student in Delhi last year that sparked national outrage.

The case has spawned a nation of armchair detectives debating every twist in the investigation, turned the Talwars into household names and polarised public opinion.”

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