From the police and CBI to the courts and correctional facilities, reform is required at every stage of the system.
In their conduct and demeanour, only Aarushi’s parents remained above the level of the pulp drama of which they were made the villains.
The Talwars, acquitted by the high court on Thursday, never had a chance to defend themselves properly since the murder investigation was mishandled says Rebecca John.
Although tests like brain mapping and polygraph help widen the scope of a criminal investigation, their results are not admissible in the court of law.
Avirook Sen’s book handily hollows out the reader’s confidence in the state’s fact-finding in the murder case. Sadly, it offers little of substance to take its place.