CBI blames domestic help in Aarushi murder
I was shocked to hear that there is evidence that Aarushi Talwar was murdered because of an attack on her by three domestic help and an employee of Dr. Rajesh Talwar’s. The compounder Krishna, alongwith Rajkumar (domestic help of Talwars’ friends Durranis) and another domestic help Vijay Mandal are now the prime suspects. One of the culprits was killed along with Aarushi, after he fell out with this fellows. He was Hemraj, a househelp in Aarushi’s own house. Apparently he let his drunken friends into the house with his own key, knowing full well their evil intentions. Their boldness is shocking, that they could think of doing this when her parents were sleeping in the next room!
That is what the CBI has revealed is the result of their narco-analysis tests which are consistent with forensic evidence.
The media speculation that Aarushi’s murder was an honour killing was incorrect. I myself became a victim of media reports. But the media was influenced by the press conference by the Noida police. Where the media had gone wrong was to blame the killing on “urban lifestyles” for the killing. Whether it was an honour killing or whether it is a murder by three domestic help, the murder is not a result of urban lifestyles. It is plain and simple murder.
Murder by domestic help is becoming common in India. Hundreds of these murders take place, usually committed by male servants. It is clear that even though Hemraj himself was murdered, he was the one who led his friends to the girl. He had the key to the house.
I have no idea why people employ male domestic help in the house. They may not have a criminal background, but you are still trusting a person whom you hardly know with your children. These domestic help are usually live-in and come into daily contact with the children in the house. They see the children every waking moment of the day and allowed access into their bedrooms. The help come from different and conservative backgrounds and are not used to speaking with unmarried girls. Speaking and interacting with beautiful and smart young girls can arouse feelings in them. No, this doesn’t mean that they become aggressive, in fact the majority don’t. But how can you know who will become aggressive? Why should any parent take a risk and expose his/her child to constant interaction with an unknown male from a conservative background?
It this seems as if I am blaming Aarushi’s parents, this is not the case. What they did was not unusual. It is common to do this (hiring live-in male servants) even if the family has a daughter in the house.
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