It seems everyone in the media knows who killed Aarushi Talwar. I also thought of hopping on the bandwagon and put my two cents in. Yes, the killer of Aarushi Talwar, the 14 year old teenager found dead in her Noida home, goes by the name of TRP (Television Rating Point) and sometimes by sleazy journalism.
Well, it definitely helps your TRP when you imply that the murdered girl was nothing but a slut and was having an affair with 2 boys from her school and her servant Hemraj (who was also found murdered). One particular news channel was so hell-bent on winning in the TRP race that it had even aired an obscene MMS of Aarushi which showed her undressing in front of a young man. But I think they got so busy calculating their TRPs that they forgot to mask the girl’s face and …the girl was definitely not Aarushi.
If I remember correctly a few days after the murder, one of the UP police officials had even said that the girl was as “characterless” as her father. Now, here comes another tale that Aarushi was upset with her father’s affair with another doctor and so she indulged in an affair with Hemraj.
The press conference was definitely a fodder for the media. Suddenly this tragic case turned into a filmi drama that had dose of thriller, lust, sex, erosion of family values, illegitimate affairs and what not! Sorry had forgotten to include honor killing in the list.
What struck me the most was the immediate reactions of the TV channels after the press conference of the UP police officials… practically every TV channel ran a show on Aarushi and her dysfunctional family. The TV talk shows on Aarushi case revolved around issues like : do you think the father and daughter had an incestuous relationship? Or were the couple involved in a wife-swapping club? And probably Aarushi knew about it and the couple killed their daughter! There were rumors that Nupur Talwar was involved in the murder because she was not Aarushi’s biological mother!!
Please…what are we discussing here and why? Did the CBI mention all these strange and weird “facts” in its report? Or is it the media deliberately making these baseless stories so that the case is filled with all the filmy masala!
The Aarushi murder case became a favorite topic amongst the sab jannewalas and media waalas claiming to fight for Aarushi so that she gets justice! And this is the way they are planning to give her justice:
BTW this is the opening paragraph of the write-up (sex sells big time!)
A disturbing sexual angle has emerged in the murder of Aarushi Talwar, 14. Crucial facts left out from her post-mortem report suggest that her private parts were “extraordinarily dilated”. But there were no signs of rape. These facts, established by the CBI after they questioned the doctor who performed the post-mortem, give a new twist to the case.”The vaginal orifice of the deceased was unduly large and mouth of cervix was visible,” says the CBI’s closure report.
There were some nuts who even said that the parents didn’t look devastated at all after the murder and even when CBI recently decided to close the case they looked happy. Oh yeah… the mother didn’t cry like Tulsi, there was no drama …she didn’t run in the streets crying “meri beti ko maar daala”. Nupur Talwar should have hired a make- up artist and even got herself some dialogues written from the creative heads of the TV serials!!
Even Charles Sobhraj got a chance to share hisgyaan on murder and crime by offering tips to solve the case.
We Indians love to give opinions be that- how to lift toilet seats or Quantum entanglement and Bohr’s electron model. Check out this thread and you will find that our country has many Sherlock Holmes. I think in this case being Holmes was simpler and easier as our detective junta had to just prove how big whore the dead girl was…and she couldn’t defend herself, she couldn’t probably scream from her grave “I am as innocent as your sister or daughter is”. What punishment does the court of law give to those who at their own leisure time dissect a dead minor’s character? None, I guess!
You know it makes me ponder what kind of world I am living in. People are beastly here; they would drive in their cars in hordes to witness public execution (if it were still allowed) and TV cameras rolling and capturing every bit of it. And yes after the execution the reporters will jump in with questions like: “Aapko kaisa lag raha hay public execution dekh kar?” And a major number of channels won’t shy away from taking the credit: “XYZ NEWS influence- Public Execution of the Killer.”
Just think about it: If it weren’t Aarushi but some Aarush who was found murdered in his room. In that case I wonder if the media would have even bothered to cover it? It would have been another drab story with no potential of fetching them a good TRP.
The story of the father-mother duo killing their pretty daughter has another vantage point – Just imagine an upper middle class family, an educated and sophisticated one, can commit a heinous crime of murdering their daughter is a plot that is sure to hit the bull’s eye. And what kind of TRPs you expect when you show Hemraj’s friend sneaking into the house, getting into a fight with the servant and killing him and Aarushi witnessing it and getting killed? It’s an Ok kinda plot but not as sensational as the father and mother duo killing the servant and the daughter!!
Today the Talwars have been named as the accused by an SJM, what do you think the next course of action these TV channel waalas will take? May be a trial on TV – “Aarushi ko insaaf dilayie, sms kijie aur hume batayie ki Talwar dampati ko kya saja milni chahiye?” And I am sure they will love the rising TRPs!
Updated on 11 April 2012 – A special CBI court in Ghaziabad today issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against
Nupur Talwar, Aarushi’s mother, for failing to make an appearance in the court during hearing of the case. The CBI carried out searches where the Talwars reside but could not find Nupur Talwar. CBI says Nupur Talwar is absconding.
The judge has fixed April 18 as the next date of hearing and directed that Nupur Talwar be produced before court on April 18.
BTW Nupur Talwar wasn’t absconding – “We (CBI) were well-aware of her movements on Thursday. If we wanted to arrest her, we could have done it. But, in wake of her appeal before the SC we did not do so,” additional solicitor general Harin Rawal told a bench of Justices AK Patnaik and JS Kehar. If they knew about her whereabouts then why did the CBI team wearing new jackets visit her house to search her and then say she was absconding!!
Updated on 14 April 2012 – CBI on Friday told the Supreme Court that it will not arrest Dr Nupur Talwar in the Aarushi murder case as long as her special leave petition is pending before the court. Relief for Nupur Talwar!
Updated on 30 April 2012 - Nupur Talwar has to spend jail tonight after a special CBI court rejected her bail plea. The additional district judge will hear her bail plea tomorrow.
After the special CBI court rejected her bail plea she was taken under judicial custody immediately. Nupur Talwar waited in Special Judge Preeti Singh’s court the entire day while her lawyers pleaded with the District and Sessions Judge Bharat Bhushan to hear an application for a regular bail.
Judge Bharat Bhushan in turn referred the matter to Additional District and Sessions Judge Shayamlal before whom the petition came up in the post-lunch session. Mr Shyamlal after hearing the arguments of both the sides reserved the order till late in the evening when he rejected her plea for interim bail and posted the application for regular bail for hearing tomorrow.
Updated on 2May 2012 – Ghaziabad sessions court rejected Nupur Talwar’s bail plea on Wednesday. She will remain in Dasna jail. Her lawyers have moved the Supreme Court seeking bail in the case of the murder of Aarushi and Hemraj.
Updated on May 24 2012 – A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad charged Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar with the murders Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. Special CBI judge S Lal ruled that the Talwars were
charged with the crime under sections 302/34 (murder with common intention) and 201/34 (destruction of evidence with common intention). Dr. Rajesh Talwar was also charged with 203/34 (misleading police about the crime with common intent).