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Let us grieve for Aarushi, family members tell media

July 14, 2008 22:19 IST

The Talwar family on Monday made a fervent appeal to the media, asking it to give some time to Dr Rajesh Talwar to overcome the double tragedy of losing his daughter and then being sent to prison for the same.

Dr Talwar, 49, was released after 50 days as the Central Bureau of Investigation informed the court that it had not found any evidence against him. He has been indoors since he was released during the last weekend from Dasna jail.

The Talwar family came out with an appeal after the media continued to camp outside their make-shift residence at their in-laws' house, which was under 'virtual siege'.

"The family is yet to get an opportunity to grieve their only daughter since the last two months," the appeal said.

Members of the Talwar family said that they were yearning to return to their ordinary middle class life.

"Rajesh is going through a big emotional and mental turmoil as he had to suffer a double-whammy of losing his only daughter and then being jailed for the same tragedy. The only way he can come out of the terrible loss and incidents thereafter is by walking freely around the complex and by going to the temple -- which he used to do earlier with his daughter. But with cameras and mikes closely following his every move, he is unable to do so," family members told PTI.

The family was getting queries from certain media houses as to whether Rajesh had shaved his beard or had his dinner or whether he was crying, they said and added this was in clear violation of the basic fundamental laws of an individual.

"We wish to thank those channels which have responded positively to the family's appeal and we hope that others also follow the same. Give us time to grieve together with Rajesh and Nupur and share their sorrow," they said.

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