Chandigarh, November 15
Staying energetic on Shraddha Walkar’s social media account and disposing her physique components over a number of days had been among the many measures Aaftab Amin Poonawala allegedly employed to hide his live-in accomplice’s homicide.
Nevertheless it was solely a matter of time earlier than he ran out of luck and the police got here knocking at his door.
At the same time as his live-in accomplice’s physique was within the fridge after he killed her, Aftab Poonawala allegedly obtained in contact with the opposite girl, a psychologist, on Bumble—the similar courting app on which he had first are available in contact along with her in 2019, say reviews.
This girl, nevertheless, was not the one one to have visited the home as Walkar’s physique was within the fridge. Poonawala met a number of ladies on the courting app and had a bodily relationship with them after killing Walkar, a few of his pals of him, meals supply individuals, and lots of others visited the home.
The couple moved to the home in Mehrauli in Could. On the 18th of that month, an argument broke out between them and Poonawala tried to close her mouth along with her hand. He later allegedly strangled her, police stated.
The following day, I bought a noticed and a 300-liter fridge, taking inspiration from the American crime drama ‘Dexter’.
On Could 20, I noticed her physique into 35 items and dumped them within the fridge.
Poonawala had studied resort administration and labored as a chef a couple of years in the past. He had undergone a two-week coaching on tips on how to reduce meat, which he used to cut Walkar’s physique from her.
“He reduce her physique for 2 days,” an official stated.
Police stated Poonawala would pack the fridge’s deep freezer with the items and put the remaining ones within the backside tray. After a while, he would take the frozen items out to deep freeze these stored within the tray.
He additionally used incense sticks and room freshener to suppress the foul scent.
He used to take out the chopped items, pack them in polythene luggage and take them to the forest in a backpack. “He would go to the jungle at round 2 am and return a few hours later. He repeated this for round 20 days,” the official stated.
In line with police, Poonawala is “sharp-minded” and was extra snug answering them in English although he knew Hindi.
Poonawala and Walkar met one another on a web based courting app. Later, they began working for a similar name middle in Mumbai and fell in love. However their households objected to the connection as they belonged to completely different faiths, prompting the couple to maneuver out of the monetary capital.
They went to Himachal Pradesh and later arrived in Delhi. They stayed at a resort in Paharganj right here for a day and later moved to a hostel in Saidulajab in south Delhi.
On Could 15, they moved to the home in Chhattarpur Pahadi.
Police stated shortly after they shifted to the south Delhi home, their relationship turned bitter they usually suspected one another of getting affairs with different folks.
Even after allegedly killing Walkar, Poonawala continued to reside in the identical flat and ordered meals by way of on-line apps, police stated.
Walkar was not in contact along with her relations after she moved in with Poonawala however used to speak along with her pals on Instagram.
After allegedly killing her, Poonawala used to impersonate Walkar on the app and chat along with her pals till June 9.
When her standing remained inactive for lengthy thereafter, her pals knowledgeable her relations, who in flip approached the police.
In line with the FIR, the sufferer’s father separated from her mom in 2016. The mom died a few years in the past.
It additionally stated Walkar used to earlier inform her mom that Poonawala had been beating her up. Round 15 to twenty days after the dying of her mom de ella, she referred to as her father de ella and knowledgeable him about the identical. She had even met him in particular person later.
The FIR quoting the sufferer’s father learn, “After I requested her to depart Poonawala and return residence, he apologized to her and she or he went again with him. She didn’t hearken to me and due to this fact I finished speaking to her for a number of months.”
In line with Ankit Chauhan, Further DCP-I, South district, the sufferer’s father referred to as Poonawala someday and realized that the couple had parted methods someday in the past.
“Unable to contact his daughter, the daddy then filed a lacking criticism,” Chauhan stated.
After receiving the criticism, Mumbai Police traced her final location to Delhi and likewise referred to as Poonawala whose contradictory statements raised suspicion, prompting them to rope in Delhi Police.
On November 7, the Mumbai Police despatched the case file to the Delhi Police. They stated Poonawala was working at a name middle in Gurugram and was allegedly courting one other girl.
His landlord has claimed that tenant verification had been finished earlier than alloting the home.
“He was agency throughout the interrogation. However when he father got here, the accused burst into tears,” an official stated.
With PTI inputs