Name: Arushi Talwar
Age: 14 Years
Education: 9th Standard
Father’s name: Rajesh Talwar
Location: Sector 25, Noida .
Murdered on: May 16th 2008
Fifteen-year-old Aarushi, a Class 9 student of Delhi Public School (Noida), was found dead with multiple stab injuries on her face, chest and neck when her father opened her bedroom door at their home here on Friday morning. This was the official news line and later whatever, we have seen, will be in our memories for long.
Either it was Police’s eagerness to discuss even the theories with media as pinpointed in article http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=134269 or it was media’s eagerness to find their share of breaking news as could be founded as a good read in articles like
It was all about taking mine or others attentions towards this matter otherwise probably, I was also going along the same way as other people go means taking it as another SIP of COFFEE or another daily soap.
The first day, without any proper investigation started with the wordings that the servant named ‘Hemraj’ is the killer and he has ran away, until the a retired Army officer living nearby discovered on the basis of obvious signs lying in the house that the servant himself has been killed and his dead body is on terrace, which was locked at the moment. Interestingly, neither Police nor media nor the family itself was able to reach up to this point. But notice that it was a mere few hours gap and stories and theories were circulated in whole country and even outside the country that it was another incident of family person killed by some domestic help.
In next, after getting dead body of the servant himself, we got introduced by another fact\ theory that it was an honour killing, which was possibly due to one of any reason; either of extra-marital affairs between Rajesh Talwar and one of her colleague named Anita Durrani or any objectionable relations between Arushi and Hemraj. Till now, 24×7 News Channels were able to circulate lots of questions. Who did it? Who locked the door? Who was hiding what? This is a natural human reaction in such circumstances. If Hemraj did it, Vishnu did it, robbers did it the clinic staff did it and finally whether the family did it?
I feel terribly embraced about our share of involvement in this humiliation, when we were watching these all allegations of affairs between Hemraj and Arushi. Police went even to diagnose from the angle over the body of 14 years old girl, if some sexual intercourse happened that night or if Arushi was having sexual relations with anyone. Fortunately, all the reports went negative to prove her innocent. Today, I see fractions of her emails being sensationalized over news channels, with the highlighted keywords like “Love” and line like “It happens in today’s teenage life and one need to do things for making her image.” You all tell me once that is there any evidence yet to prove that she was anywhere on some wrong side rather than being a normal sociable school going kiddy? So called Love, affections, more than one boys… is not this happens in everyone’s life? Mind it, these are not even the relations, but something to keep her in race like going on in school going kids. Orkut, Facebook etc… is there any age boundary to feel the emotions? No, nothing like that … but sure today’s age, gives you the big words to write to speak without feeling the means behind them. So what? if ‘love’ or ‘relations’ like words are being used in emails? Are you trying to be living in ancient age by proving someone’s morality on the basis of that?
How cruel it is? Everyone playing with words, theories without caring that what it might be causing to others lives, who are being affected? If there was nothing between Anita Durrani and Rajesh Talwar, then who is responsible to spoil their lives forever? If there was nothing like objectionable relations between Arushi and Hemraj and Hemraj was treating her only as his own child, then guessing such irresponsible things after their lives, was not a crime? Who will pay for that? A father, if really innocent, then what’s going on with him? If later, somehow he will be relieved from the allegations, then was his life ever going to be like always? I am saying this as I know it’s very likely, because as a matter of fact, I could say that there is no solid evidence to prove the matter in courts or in high court.
I go by the wording as in the article
After the death, everyone avoids using bad words about even worse people and she was someone, who was praised by everyone in her circle as a cute, lively and sweet girl. Then guessing about her character on the baseless and always coming out as wrong theories was right in what sense? I think media should have been more responsible with the use of words and available information. “Each theory that comes to mind is their breaking news”.
I also agree with the question raised with the article
Media is supposed to protect the people, and help the victim. If parents are the victims in this case, how the media has helped them?
If the father is a decent man & really did not had the affair as the mother claimed then don’t you think Police and Media hurt them very badly?
If the child has been killed for any other reason (nothing to with the child / revenge on parents), then don’t you think we even spoke badly about the child?
“Any death is a moment of sorrow, but a death by murder and that too of a small child, is the most ghastly thing for anybody to face. I don’t know if the parents will ever be able to get through this” Are we giving right kind of condolence to them?
If the servant would have treated the child as his own daughter & the killer had other intensions, don’t you think we suspected a divine relationship?
Do you think media was responsible enough in this case?
How the speculation of hurting the sentiments of victims has helped the case?
Your comments on the media’s role? Are they solving something or making it more complicated?
Rewriting again in addition …
As was expected, after just few hours, I got to see another turn in the story, when finally IndiaTV people weren’t able to hold their share of breaking news and one more name came out with literally word by word details of SMSs and one more name “Sangharsh” or “Sankalp”. Is there anyone to stop them to ruin others lives? Although I should admit that at least this time, they are trying to place to some sympathetic views towards the family itself, but don’t you think that these details with SMSs, Emails, Names and Phone Numbers, will be misused? One thing was very clear from the evidences that killer was someone very professional and nearer to the victim. Then is there any profit of dragging someone’s life into this?
Now, Police is trying to find that who has deleted the social networking profiles… is this leads to something? I don’t think so… in what way, things are being circulated, sure people around Arushi have the reason to get scared, even if without proper reasoning. As much I guess, passwords get shared between girlfriend\boyfriends as most probable case and in second, between siblings and in last case, if someone is computer expert, then with the help of some simple software’s, one could retrieve passwords, especially if the logins are being made from home computer as that is one place, people get more lazy about the security, feeling that their personal thing.