Delhi Reside-In Companion Homicide: How Killer Was Caught Through Financial institution App And Instagram


New Delhi:

How did Aftab Poonawala, the person who allegedly killed his live-in companion and reduce her into items that he scattered in a jungle six months in the past, lastly get arrested for homicide? Police stated he’d constructed a path of Instagram chats and financial institution funds to undertaking that she’d left on her personal, however that path led to him as an alternative.

At first, after Shraddha Walkar’s father went to the police in Vasai close to Mumbai final month, Aftab Poonawala was known as for questioning on October 26. He instructed the cops that she had left their residence in Chhatarpur in Delhi’s Mehrauli space after a quarrel on Could 22.

He’d already murdered her 4 days earlier than that, it was later found. This was barely two weeks after they’d moved to Delhi.

When he stated she’d taken solely her cell phone — leaving garments and different belongings behind — investigators tracked the telephone exercise, name particulars and sign location.

They discovered that between Could 22 and 26, Rs 54,000 had been transferred from Shraddha Walkar’s account to Aftab Poonawala’s, utilizing the banking app on her telephone. The placement was Chhatarpur in Mehrauli, close to the place they used to remain collectively. This heightened suspicions as he’d instructed the police that he wasn’t in contact along with her “ever since she left on Could 22”.

He was known as for questioning once more on November 11, when he instructed the police he’d made the financial institution transfers as he had her telephone and app passwords. 

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He’d been paying her bank card payments, too, in order that financial institution officers will not go to her Mumbai deal with.

However the cops, in the meantime, discovered that he’d used her Instagram account to speak along with her associates to undertaking that she was alive. One of many chats, of Could 31, confirmed the telephone’s location to be Mehrauli once more, sources stated. Officers from Vasai’s Manikpur police station then contacted Delhi Police.

They detained him and requested the query that cracked the case: If she had left him on Could 22, how was her location nonetheless Mehrauli? Aftab Poonawala then broke down and narrated the horrifying particulars, police sources instructed Dailynews369.

Aftab and Shraddha had began courting after assembly in Mumbai.

He has to date led the police to a minimum of 10 of the 35 items of her physique that he had thrown in a forest close to their rented flat over 18 days.


Shraddha Walkar’s dad and mom had not saved in contact along with her since final 12 months, it’s learnt, as a result of they have been offended over her inter-faith (Hindu-Muslim) relationship with Aftab Poonawala. Her father was alarmed final month when a few of her associates instructed him she wasn’t in contact with them both.

Aftab Poonawala and Shraddha Walkar, each from Vasai, had met over a courting app in 2019. After dwelling collectively in Mumbai and an extended vacation in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand early this 12 months, that they had moved to Delhi in Could, simply 10 days earlier than he murdered her. Her associates have since stated she’d talked about that Aftab had been violent throughout fights after she suspected he’d been dishonest on her.

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