First cop to reach Talwar home: They were normal but worried

UP Police constable Pawan Kumar, the first policeman to reach the Talwars' home after the body of Aarushi Talwar was found in May 2008, told the Ghaziabad Sessions court on Wednesday that the family seemed "normal, but worried".

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are facing trial for the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

Kumar, who is posted in Malpura (Agra), told the court of Additional Sessions Magistrate Shyam Lal: "I was on duty on the night of May 15, and my shift ended around 5 am. After I went to the police station to hand over my weapon, I went to the Sector-25 chowki for a cup of tea. A security guard came and said a murder had taken place at L-32, Jalvayu Vihar. I went to the house with the security guard on my motorcycle."

Kumar told the court that the front door of the house was locked from inside. "I reached the house around 6.45 am on May 16, 2008. The front door was locked from the inside, and Rajesh Talwar came to the door when I rang the bell. When I saw the room in which the body was kept, I saw that the victim's throat was slit. There was a white sheet over her body, but her face was uncovered. The behaviour of the family seemed normal but worried," Kumar said.

"It was wrong to say that members of the family were crying when I was at the house.... It is also wrong to say that I have stated that the family looked worried at the behest of the CBI," Kumar said.

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