Friday, Jan 18, 2019 | Last Update : 10:51 PM IST
Chahat Malhotra, a 14-year-old student of Class 9 in La Martiniere College, has penned an appeal on behalf of Aarushi Talwar, pleading for justice for her parents who are lodged in Dasna jail for alle
Chahat Malhotra, a 14-year-old student of Class 9 in La Martiniere College, has penned an appeal on behalf of Aarushi Talwar, pleading for justice for her parents who are lodged in Dasna jail for allegedly murdering their daughter.
The appeal that is in the form of a song will be uploaded on YouTube to coincide with Aarushi’s 22nd birth anniversary on May 24. It is actually a prayer pleading with the legal system, destiny and God, to spare her parents the extreme agony and to absolve them, so that her soul rests in peace.
The song, titled Justice Now, has been sung by Chahat and prepared by a social media based group of the same name.
“I heard about the case and was touched. I felt that parents can never kill their own child. Then, I watched the movie Talvar, felt even more uncomfortable and tried to study the case. It was then that I thought of putting in my efforts and made this song,” Chahat said, and added that she believes that Aarushi’s parents should get justice.
“It has been eight years now and the parents are in jail. We know they are innocent. The case has been going in a different direction,” she said.
Chahat, who aspires to join the civil services, approached a studio in Lucknow to record the song and now hopes to revive the debate about the botched-up investigations in the double-murder case.
“We also plan to approach law colleges in the country to spread awareness about the case. Our group members will hold candle-light marches on Tuesday and pay floral tributes in various parts of the country, including Delhi, Bengaluru and Guwahati and even in the UK and the US,” she said.
The case had been in the limelight since May 16, 2008 when Aarushi was found dead on her bed.
The very next day, Hemraj, the domestic help of the Talwars was also found murdered on the terrace of the Talwars’ Jalvayu Vihar flat in Noida.
The investigations in the case were apparently not quite professional. The case got badly twisted, despite no clear evidence.
From the press conference of the then inspector-general of police (Meerut range) Gurdarshan Singh introducing the honour killing concept, to the CBI that found that Talwars’ compounder Krishna and two domestic helps Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal had a role to play in the murder and the sudden turnaround in which the parents were accused of killing their daughter, the case got badly twisted, despite no clear evidence.