Unsolved murder cases of India – Part 1

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Mysteries – When you solve one, there comes another…

Murders and Suicides happen everyday. In India, its even more frequent. We cannot stop every death, but we can get justice for those. But who will you punish?  Who will you blame, when you don’t even know what happened and who did it.

The death of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput is indeed an example for the above.

Several cases are unsolved and still, the public eye is waiting to see the accused person. This article lists few of the unsolved murder cases in the history of India.

1.2008 Noida double murder case

The Noida double murder case happened in 2008. This double murder case was the hottest breaking news throughout the year (2008). This news received sensational coverage from the media. The case is about the murder of 13-year-old girl Aarushi Talwar and 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade.

Aarushi was born on 24th May 1994. She studied at the Delhi public school till her death. She was raised by her parents who were dentists, Dr.Rajesh Talwar and Dr. Nupur Talwar. Aarushi lived with their parents in an apartment. Hemraj , a domestic worker, lived with the Aarushi family. He would stay at Aarushi’s apartment. He had a separate room in the house.

On 16th May 2008 on Friday, housemaid Bharati came to Aarushi’s house. After Bharati reached the apartment and rang the bell from 6AM, no one responded. Usually Hemraj would open the door. Then Nupur Talwar came to open the door, but the front door was locked outside. To open the door Nupur Talwar thrown the keys from the balcony to Bharati.

So that Bharati can open the door from the outside. Both Nupur and Bharati looked for Hemraj. Bharati started her daily work when Nupur went to wake up Aarushi, the door was latched not locked. Aarushi room is a self-locked type. No one can open the door from outside. Only it could be opened with the key from the outside. The couple had entered the room, they found Aarushi was lying on the bed and her body was covered by a blanket.

Bharati also came inside the room, she noticed something in Aarushi’s body and saw Aarushi neck was lacerated. Bharati too was shocked and they were all stunned “what happened last night?”

Immediately Nupur’s thought went to Hemraj. He was the only person who had been missing when it all was happening. The police alleged that Hemraj was the prime suspect in this case. The whole family blamed Hemraj would be the killer.  

Then the police started their investigation on Hemraj. The next day morning 17th May, the investigators visited Talwar’s terrace and found some bloodstains. Then a group of police went upstairs and found a body that was lying in the pool in decomposed state. The police team couldn’t recognize whose body that was. 

Then they confirmed it was the servant Hemraj and the whole case got perplexed. Then again the case started to went on. This time the police team alleged that suspect would have been another servant of Talwar’s house.  

Later the police were unable to find enough evidence to prove Vishnu the temporary servant was the murderer. After confirming that the two servants were not killers. For multiple reasons, the police started to suspect Aarushi’s father and mother. After more investigation, they claimed Rajesh Talwar had an affair with another woman. He felt Aarushi as a disturbance for his affair.  

So he might have killed his Daughter! He had also killed Hemraj in the terrace, and he killed Aarushi to connect the two murders, as Hemraj sexually assaulted her daughter and killed her! These are the possibilities kept before the judge by Gurdashan Singh (police higher official).  

Rajesh and Nupur denied the blame.  

Eventually, the Allahabad court had reliable on Talwar and had not been found any relevant evidence in the murder case. Till date the Noida case is referred as an unsolved mysterious case in India. The file has not been closed, the investigation goes on. 

2.Pradyuman Thakur 

    Pradyuman Thakur was an Indian school student at Ryan international school. He was studying second standard and eight years old. On 8th September 2017, Pradyuman Thakur was found dead in the school toilet and someone had murdered him.

The person used the knife to kill and Pradyuman’s neck was slashed twice. The management ordered the conductor of their school bus to take Thakur to the hospital. The conductor is Ashok Kumar who had taken Thakur to the Hospital. Thakur had fell in the toilet with injury in the neck region, he couldn’t cry or shout. Ashok Kumar (conductor) stated that the body was alive when they reached the hospital. This case was booked and the investigation had started.  

The court had alleged the conductor Ashok for hiding the blood marks from the boy’s shirt. Even in the investigation, the statement tells that no fingerprint and any bloodstains were found and identified. Did the school authorities erased the evidence?  

Who killed the innocent boy?  

Following this, on September 8th bus conductor Ashok was arrested in the name of suspect. He was in jail for 74 days. And then he got bail on 21st, 2017. He claimed before the press that Gurugram police had tortured and intimidated to accept the crime. There were no camera footages near the toilet in the school premises. This case was moved to CBI on 23rd September 2017.  

Then in the CBI investigation, the same school student 16years old boy was accused of murdering the small boy. The CBI finally closed the case that the 16 years old boy who was studying 11th standard in the school had killed Thakur. Immediately the boy cannot be arrested or punished for his acts, Cause he was a minor in the year 2017 the court has to wait for the boy to turn major or 21 years (according to juvenile justice). On 28th February 2018, the special court acquitted the bus driver, yet no evidence has been found of his participation in the crime.  

Still, the big question is revolving around the media that how the bus conductor name was called before the proper investigation was started. 

3.Snehal Gaware 

    Snehal Gaware was 21 years old in 2007. It has been 16 years since the case of Snehal Qaware investigation started. Snehal lived with her parents in Dombivilli, Thane, Maharastra. She was 21 years old when murdered. She was studying mechanical engineering, 2nd year in college.  

Few days before, she went trekking with her friends. She arrived home on the 19th of July. And had few injuries in nail caused during the trip. Snehal’s mother worked as a teacher in a private school. On 19th July, her mother returned from school, and she noticed that her daughter was missing. This missing case was filed in the Kalyan Branch office, Investigation was started.  

During the investigation, police found that her spectacles and brace inside the house. Later when her mother went to replace the water jug in the storage space inside the bed, her mother found Snehal’s body. Her mouth was covered with a towel and her cause of death was smoothering. No sexual assault. Her belongings like phone and gold chain were missing. The police team suspected all domestic workers like a cable operator, electrician.  

Snehal’s boyfriend also logged in the case. After the murder of Snehal, her boyfriend went to the U.S for further studies. When his father expired, he returned to India and was caught by the police. Later the court released him due to invalid and inadequate evidence. Her mother was not interested to discuss this case anymore while the family was trying to recover from Snehal’s loss. The case still exists. 

4.Twin bomb blast at Chennai railway station

    The 2014 Chennai train bombing went off throughout the nation to notice what happened at Chennai central station. In May 2014, the train from Bangalore to Guwahati (Andhra Pradesh) was scheduled to arrive at Chennai around 5:30 a.m. But the train had arrived the station at 7:05 a.m. The train was stationed at platform no 9 of the station.  

After two-three minutes, a huge sound was aroused in S4 and S5 coaches. Then all people realized that there was a bomb exploding in the train. It caused huge damage to the train and a woman lost her life. Deceased identified as Swati, an employee at Tata. 14 passengers got injured. Out of them five were in the critical stage. Then the bomb disposal squad took charge probing this case.  

The National investigation agency was also ordered to seek the case. Former Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha ordered a CBCID probe into the blasts. News sources declared that the bomb used in the train was similar to that of used in the Patna rally bomb. Both the government (Andhra and Tamil Nadu) announced welfare for the 24 aged died Swati. Still, the case is on the bench, and the investigation result couldn’t carry it off. 

5.Amar Singh Chamkila

    Amar Singh Chamkila was a popular Punjabi songwriter, singer, musician, composer. Chamkila was born on 21st July 1960. At his young age, he was very much interested in music and songwriting. He was famous for his live stage performances. He was conspicuous by all Punjabi communities.  

He married Garmail Kaur and he had three children, this was his first marriage. His second marriage was with his co-singer Amarjot. This couple had one son. On 8th March 1988, when this couple got down from the vehicle and arrived for performance they both were gunned down by a gang of motorcyclists.  Amar Singh Chamkila was 27 years old when he died.  

Police tried to solve this case and started investigating in different directions. Several voices were coming out that they both may have been murdered by the Amarjot family as honor killing. The news sources told that Chamkila was killed for writing objectionable lyrics during the Khalistani movement. By leading these suspects police moved the file. But enough evidence was not placed on the bench of the court. This shooting case was never solved. 

6.Sunanda Pushkar

    Following Sunanda Pushkar’s death, the media called out it as unnatural. Something had happened to her. Sunanda was the wife of Kerala MP Sashi Tharoor. Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in the hotel room 345(Hotel Leela).  

Both Sashi Tharoor and Sunanda have stayed in the same room. Around 8 or 9 p.m Sashi went to the bedroom for waking Sunanda up. There he found no gestures from Sunanda, he immediately called an ambulance. This news coverage ran on social media vigorously.  

The investigation source said Sunanda body had some injury marks. But the autopsy stated that cause of death was drug overdose in sleeping pills. Meanwhile, media and reporters savagely criticized that Shashi Tharoor had an affair with a Pakistani journalist. This was the main reason for Sunanda’s death and her drastic step. She died on January 17th, 2014. BJP leader Subramaniya Swamy urged to investigate Shashi Tharoor to probe this mysterious death.  

This was eventually closed as suicide. But still the original reason for the death was not revealed. This case ended up with several questions.  

“Somethings are better if it stays as it is” 

Have you come across or know about any such things? 

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