Indian couple convicted of killing teen daughter, housekeeper in case that transfixed India
NEW DELHI – An Indian couple have been convicted of killing their 14-year-old daughter and their housekeeper in 2008.
Monday's conviction caps a murder mystery that has transfixed India since the young girl, Arushi, was found in her bedroom in suburban New Delhi with her throat slit. The parents, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, who are both dentists, say they will appeal.
In the hours after the murder, police named the Talwars' missing Nepali housekeeper, Hemraj, as the prime suspect and dispatched a team to Nepal to look for him.
But the housekeeper wasn't missing — his body was discovered lying on a terrace of the home. It had been there the whole time, leading to cries that police bungled the investigation.