India parents walk free after murder absolution

Dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, an Indian couple accused of murdering their daughter Aarushi Talwar and their Nepalese servant, Hemraj Banjade, have been released from jail.
They were acquitted on appeal on 12 October after spending four years in prison in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.Their 14-year-old daughter, Aarushi Talwar was found dead at their home in May 2008.Last week, the high court in Allahabad said the couple had to be released immediately. However the lengthy process required to free prisoners meant that the couple could only leave jail today.

Reports quoted the judges as saying that the evidence against the couple was circumstantial and the federal Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which investigated the murders had failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the Talwars had killed their daughter.