Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar India: (Avirook Sen speaks to Vaihayasi P. Daniel ( about Sen's book 'Aarushi' and the murder trial that transfixed India.) Daniel asks ""So why did this happen to the Talwars? Read Sens response - and read about Sen's frustration over his inability to unearth more information about other suspects. (Must Read. HL);

STORY: "Aarushi's murder trial and a tale about India," by Vaihayasi P. Daniel, published on August 5, 2015, by Rediff. (Avirook Sen speaks to Vaihayasi P. Daniel/ about his book Aarushi, and the murder trial that transfixed India.)

GIST: "So why did this happen to the Talwars? The case is built on a couple of things. (On) the people in the case... So you have the investigator. You have the forensic scientist. Experts who are saying this (about the Talwars)." "And you have a (the Ghaziabad) judge who could not recall for me, in my interview with him, one person who he has acquitted. Not one man. You have this trident of individuals... You place the Talwars in that context, you can see for yourself this was how it happened. No other outcome... Cheerleading all three people was the media. Once you set this momentum in motion, it moves on its own. Inexorable. You can't stop it." Many of the Talwars' friends, like most of India's middle class, were afraid to testify in their favour or help. "(This is because) we would like a distance from anything is murky. Anything that has to do with the State being involved, with the police being involved..." "But that comes out of a deep distrust for the State..........For him (Sen), a key shortcoming of the book has been his inability to speak to or not know anything further about Krishna, Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal, fellow Nepalis and friends of Hemraj (he hailed from Arghakhanchi, Nepal), who probably visited the Talwar home that night, leaving a reader of Aarushi with a bunch of unanswered questions and a touch of dissatisfaction. Where are these men now? Are they back in Nepal? Could they be working somewhere in India perhaps? Does the police have any information on them? Sen says the shortage of information on Hemraj's friends is not for lack of trying. "Unless I can access a piece of information, I will not put it out in the book. In this case, I really don't know (where Krishna, Raj Kumar & Co could be). I have vague clues about this, which I cannot/could confirm... I had an idea where they are, but this is not something that is for certain. And therefore it is not in the book." "It's also important to remember that the story of the other suspects played a very minor role in the trial -- and had no place at all in the prosecution's narrative. This was a murder trial: The focus on the people charged; guilty, or not guilty.""

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