Ghaziabad: Dr Rajesh Talwar and his wife Dr Nupur Talwar spent their first night in Dasna jail after their conviction in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj weeping inconsolably. Jail sources say Rajesh and Nupur appeared to be restless and very worried.
The duo also refused to eat dinner and kept on crying. They even refused to speak to jail authorities despite the officials making several attempts.
They have been kept in separate cells and have been provided with heavy security. Due to security concerns, their cell numbers have not been disclosed. They had earlier spent some time in jail after they were arrested and named accused in the twin murder case.
The sentencing in on Tuesday and the Talwars have made it clear that they will challenge the verdict convicting them for the gruesome murders in the Allahabad High Court. Soon after the verdict on Monday, the issued a statement: "We are deeply disappointed, hurt and anguished for being convicted for a crime that we have not committed. We refuse to feel defeated and will continue to fight for justice."
Rajesh has been convicted under the Indian Penal Code Sections 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender), 203 (giving false information in respect to an offence committed), 302 (murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), while his wife Nupur has been found guilty under Sections 201, 302 and 34.
Conviction under IPC Section 302 (murder) carries a minimum punishment of imprisonment for life and shall also be liable to fine while the maximum is death.
On May 16, 2008, eight days before the teenager would have celebrated her 15th birthday, the Delhi Public School, Noida student, Aarushi, was found brutally murdered inside her bedroom.