Unwell and battling poverty, Hemraj Banjade’s wife Khum Kala said that she never thought the Talwars would get punished for the double murder at their home near Delhi five years ago.
The distraught woman said she wanted the Talwar couple to hang. “But I am satisfied (with life imprisonment). I congratulate the Indian judiciary for booking the (killers) of my dear husband, sentencing them to life imprisonment,” she said.
“I never thought justice would be delivered this way. They (Talwars) were rich people and we believed they would buy (off) the courts. But it did not happen,” she added, sounding humble, but profoundly grateful.
For Khum Kala, the world collapsed around her after the murder of her husband, the family’s only breadwinner. He left behind an aged mother now 80-years-old, his wife and a 16-year-old ailing son.
According to the widow, who lives in a remote part of Nepal, her husband left for India in 2008 in search of work and was hired by the Talwars. The couple were well known dentists.
Hemraj would send money to his family in Nepal. After he was killed, the family’s financial woes deepened and she battles daily to keep the family alive.