Nupur and Rajesh Talwar were convicted under sections 302 (murder), 201 and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code, reported ANI. Investigators claimed that Aarushi’s murder was an honour killing, where her parents killed her in a fit of rage after finding her with Hemraj in an ‘objectionable’ position.[http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/524916/20131125/aarushi-hemraj-murder-case-nupur-talwar-rajesh.htm ]
I once asked someone, “Do you think they could have done this?” And she nodded her head, sighed sympathetically and said, “Yes, …but under what circumstances!!!” She didn’t blame the parents but had no doubt that they had committed the murders.
It seems many believe that the parents could not have reacted in any other way. Here’s one of the many TOI comments that expresses the same sentiment.
It might be in a fit of rage that the parents might have killed her. Rewinding a bit, only one angle is there: the poor little girl who was adolescent that time was lured by the servant when parents where away from home. Parents saw their child in compromising position and killed her in a fit of rage. They hid it fearing shame she brought to the family. From an Indian parent point of view, no decent parent will accept it and that too with a servant though murder is not a solution. Just imagine how bad the parent who showered all their love to their child will be disappointed upon seeing this! Pathetic to the core is our justice system: If court can assure proper punishment to such Hemraj and culprits of Delhi and Mumbai cases, that will instill fear for such criminals. Since India law and punishment is very light, it is creating more and more criminals. Lesson for parents: Never ever provide accommodation to male servants in the same house if you have girl child
Many seem to think the parents could not have reacted in any other way (to something that has not been proven beyond doubt, but many seem to have no difficulty in believing that either). Why is this?
Justice for Whom?? Aarushi lost her life . Innocent or Guilty Talwar lost their daughter and an affluent life. Will this verdict help to stop gender selection ?? stop r@pes ?? stop honour killing ? If Aarushi’s grandparents stayed with them .This crime could be stopped. In current fast life , with both working parents , and no joint families , our kids learn values from TV. Its high time to bring back Joint Family System to nurture a healthy Society.
I am disappointed, but hopeful because the Talwars say ‘we refuse to feel defeated’- Aarushi murder: Convicted by court, Talwars say ‘we refuse to feel defeated’