Based on a True Story
Aarushi is a book based on the true story of Aarushi Talwar. Eight years ago, Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom in Noida, a middle class suburb in NCR. One day after this incident, the dead body of Hemraj, the manservant was also discovered in the house. Hemraj was initially a suspect in the murder but his own death cancelled out that possibility. Both these deaths were deemed as murders; the identity of the culprit however was still unclear. Aarushi’s parents were accused of honour-killing on the grounds of the fact that their daughter had sexual relations with the manservant. Four days later, her parents went on trial and ever since then, the case had been pending in the courts due to a lack of evidence. This book is based on the incident and aims at finding out who was the culprit of these murders and the motive behind it.
The author of the book, attended all the trials, had access to the important documents in the case and interviewed every significant person associated with the case. He also interviewed the former employer of Hemraj and Arushi’s friends. This book is said to have a very logical approach and authentic material available on this case. The book has been written in the form of a story and instead of facts stated in a direct manners, it can be read in a rather figurative way. It is the true account of a horrifying murder, the investigation that followed and the trials that have been running for it.