Aftab told the police that he killed Shraddha Walker after a quarrel over marriage. Then the idea of cutting the body into pieces came to him from an American television series 'Dexter'.
Shraddha Murder Case: In a gruesome incident in Delhi’s Mehrauli area, a man allegedly strangled his live-in partner to death. After that, the bodies were cut into 35 pieces, kept in a refrigerator of 300 liters capacity for about three weeks and thrown one after the other in different parts of the national capital. This incident has shaken the whole country. New revelations are happening in this case. Let us tell you the whole story of the horrifying Shraddha murder case.
Police officials said that after the arrest of Aftab Amin Poonawala, this atrocious incident came to light after six months. According to them, some parts of the woman’s body were found cut and the police are looking for the weapon used in the murder. In this tragic incident of treachery and deceit, the accused Aftab got away with it for six months after committing the crime. During interrogation, he told that after committing the murder, he was living in the same house where they both lived together. He was arrested on Saturday morning after the details of the murder came to the fore during his interrogation.
Aftab Poonawalla told the police during investigation that he killed Shraddha Walker after a quarrel over marriage and got the idea of chopping her body into pieces from an American television series ‘Dexter’. The accused bought a 300-litre fridge to keep the cut parts of the dead body and used incense sticks and room fresheners to suppress the foul smell emanating from the dead body. It was also revealed in the investigation that Aftaf used to go out at night to throw the body pieces.
He also used to keep in mind that which part of the body starts rotting at the earliest and he started throwing away the body parts seeing the same.
Body parts were in the fridge and dated another woman in the house
According to a reports, Aftab had also brought a woman for a date to his rented flat in Mehrauli at the time Shraddha’s pieces were kept in the fridge. Sources said that Aftab allegedly came in contact with the other woman, a psychologist, through the same dating app through which he had met Shraddha Walker in 2019.
Sources said that the other woman came to his house once or twice in June-July. At that time, Aftaf hid Walker’s body parts in the fridge and kitchen. Investigation revealed that after the murder of Shraddha Walker on May 18, Poonawalla logged into his Instagram account and messaged his friends that he was still alive. They also paid her credit card bills so that companies would not contact her at her Mumbai address.
For the next few weeks after the murder, Aftab reportedly interacted with the woman’s friends using her social media accounts so as not to arouse suspicion. Shraddha Walker was not talking to her family as they objected to their relationship. The victim’s father lodged a complaint in Mumbai in September after one of his friends told him that Walker’s phone was unreachable for the past two months and Poonawalla claimed they had separated some time ago.
Aftab arrested in Delhi after father’s complaint
After receiving the complaint, the Mumbai Police traced his last location in Delhi and also summoned Aftab, whose contradictory statements raised suspicion. A senior Mumbai Police officer said, “Mumbai Police retrieved the call detail record (CDR) of Aftab and Shraddha and found that their mobiles were switched off since May.
Then we called Aftab and interrogated him and his statement was also recorded.” On November 8, Mumbai Police had reported the disappearance of Shraddha at the Mehrauli police station. During the investigation, Aftab’s residence was raided and he was taken into custody. According to the police, the accused has been detained for five days and the matter is being investigated.