Indian murder case unveiled in new HBO documentary

movie & TV November 05, 2017 13:15

By The Nation

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HBO Asia’s first original documentary, “The Talwars: Behind Closed Door” is a gripping series that examines the double murder of a teenage girl and her family’s household servant in Noida, India will premiere on November 26 exclusively on HBO and also stream on HBO GO via AIS PLAY and AIS PLAYBOX with subsequent episodes aired the following Sundays.

The fourpart documentary, which follows the trials and aftermath of India’s biggest murder mystery, became one of India’s biggest murder mysteries, capturing worldwide attention.

The documentary begins with Drs Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on the morning of May 16, 2008, discovering their daughter, Aarushi, lying dead in her bed, bludgeoned and with her throat cut.

Their Nepali servant, Hemraj Banjade, is missing and believed to be the culprit until his bloated and battered body is discovered on the apartment roof terrace. There were seemingly just the four people in the apartment that night and only two of them are still alive.

To the police investigation teams leading the inquiry, the parents must be the murderers, but after nine years, three investigations, a trial and appeal, and now an acquittal, nothing is as it seems. In English and Hindi with English subtitles, the documentary features neverbeforeseen exclusive interviews with Aarushi’s parents and speaks with those most closely involved in this twisted tale of intrigue.

“The Talwars: Behind Closed Door” is HBO Asia’s first original documentary.