Unsolved Crimes of the 21st Century

Aarushi Talwar

23. Aarushi Talwar

On the night of 15thh-16th May, 2008, 13-year old Aarushi Talwar and her 45-year domestic help old Hemraj Banjade were found murdered in Aarushi’s house in NOIDA, India. Initially, Aarushi’s parents were suspected to be behind the crime, since they were in the house when the murder happened.

However, the case against them was dropped for a while, only to be picked up again – her parents were then sentenced to life imprisonment! But that’s not the end of it – an appeal by Aarushi’s parents in the high court led to their acquittal. As of today, the murderer is still free.

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