The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday allowed the trial of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi (pictured).
The Talwars had approached the SC to overrule the verdict of a lower court that ordered the CBI to make them the main accused in the case.
A bench of Justice AK Ganguly and Justice JS Khehar said there was nothing wrong in the magistrate's order taking cognizance against the Talwars and putting them on trial. "We dismiss the appeal," the bench said.
Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found with her throat slit in her parents' Noida apartment May 16, 2008.
The family's domestic help, Hemraj, whom the police initially thought to be the prime suspect, was also found killed on the apartment's terrace a day later.
The couple's counsel Rebecca John said, "Talwars have to face trial. All the legal battles have ended, as the SC is the apex court," John said.