Nine years since daughter's murder, Jalvayu Vihar no-go zone for the Talwars
The night of May 14, 2008, changed the fate of L-32 Jalvayu Vihar, Noida, forever, bringing the two- bedroom flat under an oppressive media glare. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted the dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their daughter Aarushi Talwar in 2008. While Talwars have been given a benefit of doubt in the case, a lot has changed for the residents of Jalvayu Vihar in Noida where the unfortunate incident took place.
It was on the night of May 14, 2008, when Aarushi Talwar was murdered in her parents' owned home -- L-32 Jalvayu Vihar, Noida. The two-bedroom flat came under an oppressive media glare after the incident.
The apartment complex inhabited by the retired air force and naval officers shies from talking about the topic of the sensational double murder case.
A neighbour Ashish was among the very few who spoke about the murder.
He told PTI, "No parent can do this to their child," he said before retreating into his L-Block house.
One resident identified D Singh said, "If not the Talwars, then who killed Aarushi? However, we are happy that they have been acquitted."
However, the helpers had another story. One worker said, "The rich can get themselves acquitted. In the Nithari case too, (Moninder Singh) Pandher was acquitted. The poor cannot expect justice."
Another said, "Hemraj's relatives should challenge the acquittal at the Supreme Court."
Not one to be spotted in the area, the couple, according to the residents, has not visited the place since 2008.
Nupur and Rajesh Talwar moved out of the flat after the incident and rented it. They shifted to South Delhi's Hauz Khas.
A washerwoman, who has been running her shop near the Talwar apartment for nearly 25 years, said the couple had not been spotted in the area since the fateful summer night.