The former lieutenant governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi said, "Parents must keep track of their daughter even if the girl says she has nothing to do with you."
New Delhi: When discussing the Shraddha Walker murder case in Delhi, the former lieutenant governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi said, “Parents must keep track of their daughter even if the girl says she has nothing to do with you.”
She said Shraddha’s parents should have been more “curious,” while adding that the neighbours and the owner of the flat where she lived had to some extent responsibility as well.
She discussed parenting girls as a social obligation and claimed that women needed to be instructed to raise “red flags.” She added that when kids raise such ‘red flags’ it is the family’s role to assure them and make sure where they will reside.
Speaking on the case’s inquiry, she added that officials must check how engaged Aaftab was on dating apps. She added that Shraddha must have seen something that led to the crime.
Shraddha Walker’s murder
Aaftab Ameen Poonawala was detained by the Delhi Police after killing his live-in partner, Shraddha Walker. They had an argument on May 18, after which Aaftab choked Shraddha and chopped her body into 35 pieces. Then, over the course of 18 days, he disposed of her mortal remains in the Mehrauli forest region.
They had been living together since 2019 after meeting on a dating app. Her parents had disapproved of their relationship, so they fled to Delhi.
Nearly six months after the murder, Shraddha’s father reported her missing after hearing from her friends that they had not been able to contact her for several days.