India court gives bail to Aarushi mother Nupur Talwar

Nupur Talwar
Image caption Nupur Talwar has denied murder and other charges against her

India's Supreme Court has given bail to dentist Nupur Talwar, an accused in the 2008 twin murders of her daughter, Aarushi, and domestic help, Hemraj.

But the court said she would remain in jail until 25 September when the trial court completes questioning witnesses.

The trial court has so far cross-examined nine of the 13 key witnesses put forward by the prosecution.

Nupur Talwar and husband Rajesh, also a dentist, have been charged with murder and destruction of evidence.

Dr Rajesh Talwar has also been charged with misleading the investigations. The couple deny all the charges.

Nupur Talwar has been in jail since 30 April and all her earlier bail petitions were rejected by courts.

The Central Bureau of Investigation, the country's federal police service, have always opposed Dr Nupur Talwar's bail plea saying that if she is freed, she will be able to influence witnesses.

The CBI says circumstantial evidence points to the parents' involvement in Aarushi's death, but there is a lack of hard evidence.

But the Talwars say the agency is blaming them for the murders since it has not been able to find the real killers.

The gruesome murders in an affluent Delhi suburb had generated huge interest in India.

Aarushi, 14, was murdered in her bedroom at the family home in Noida district while her parents slept.

A day later, the bludgeoned body of Hemraj was found on the roof.

Aarushi's father was arrested and later freed. Three other men, Dr Talwar's dental assistant and two servants employed by the family's friends and neighbours, were also questioned and released.

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