By Avirook Sen
The murders that gripped the nation
Seven years in the past a teenage lady, Aarushi Talwar, was once chanced on murdered in her bed room in Noida, a middle-class suburb of Delhi. The physique of the top suspect—the kin servant, Hemraj—was stumbled on an afternoon later. Who had devoted the double murders, and why? inside weeks, Aarushi’s mom and dad, the Talwars, have been accused; 4 years later, they went on trial and have been convicted.
But did they do it?
Avirook Sen attended the trial, accessed very important records and interviewed all of the players—from Aarushi’s associates to Hemraj’s previous boss, from the investigators to the forensic scientists—to write a meticulous and chilling ebook that reads like a mystery but in addition tells a narrative that's horrifyingly real. Aarushi is the definitive account of a sensational crime, and the research and trial that undefined.
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