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As the trial in the Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj double murder case plays out in a Ghaziabad court, friends and family of prime accused Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have launched a campaign detailing "the deficiences and the goof-ups of the CBI investigation".
Run by "family and friends", the campaign relies on an official website, a Facebook page, a Twitter page as well as mails sent to those who have signed up on these pages, from Aarushi's old email address.
The home page of the website, www.justiceforaarushitalwar.com, states: "Aarushi Talwar, a yet-to-be 14 year old whose birthday plans, and many of her life's wishes went down the drain on the night of 15th May, 2008. A week before that night she wrote to her mom on Mother's Day 'I promise I will be famous one day and will make you proud'. Our little angel became world famous, as she became the victim of a gruesome murder. The case has now become so complicated, thanks to the goof-up of the investigating agencies, the endless media trials and speculations and insistence of the various organizations involved to make the parents scapegoats despite having evidence to the contrary!"
It goes on to list what the family sees as loopholes in the CBI case. The site has separate sections "about the parents" and "about Aarushi" which detail the "loving" relationship that members of family shared between them. There is also a media section which highlights articles written in support of the Talwars.
The Facebook page 'Aarushi Talwar: Quest for Justice' also has a similar theme. Photographs of Aarushi abound, with constant updates on the case in court. There is a post 'Wishful Interpretation of CBI' which concerns the testimony of Dr Sunil Dohre who conducted the postmortem on Aarushi:
CBI: Can the cut in the neck of Aarushi be made with a surgical scalpel?