From Hacking To Fridge To Jungle: In Delhi Killer’s Search Historical past, A Dehradun Homicide With Many Parallels


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New Delhi:

From hacking the physique, to purchasing a brand new fridge for it, after which throwing these right into a jungle over days — Aftab Poonawala’s homicide of his girlfriend Shraddha Walkar in Delhi has a number of similarities with Dehradun’s Anupama Gulati homicide case from 2010. Aftab Poonawala’s web search historical past reveals he examine that case, police at this time mentioned. 

Arrested earlier this week, Aftab Poonawala had killed Shraddha Walkar in Might, however police bought concerned final month as her father got here wanting. The mother and father had not been in contact with the younger girl as they had been against her inter-religion (Hindu-Muslim) relationship. 

Within the Anupama Gulati case, her husband Rajesh Gulati was sentenced to life in jail in 2017, seven years after he was arrested because the sufferer’s mother and father got here on the lookout for her. He’d managed to cover the homicide for 2 months, whereas Aftab Poonawala went about life as if nothing had occurred — even bringing associates over to his flat — for shut to 6 months.  


The Dehradun killer, too, had drawn inspiration from fiction — particularly from Hollywood films — simply as Aftab Poonawala allegedly adopted plotlines from TV sequence ‘Dexter’ to cowl up the crime after they’d strangled the ladies to dying. 

Each killers purchased fridges to retailer the hacked our bodies. Rajesh Gulati lower the physique into greater than 70 items and stored these in a big deep-freezer for 3 months, eliminating these in batches within the jungles of close by hill station Mussoorie over days, often when he would drop his youngsters off to high school within the morning.

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Police mentioned Aftab Poonawala purchased a 300-litre fridge after he killed Shraddha Walkar on Might 18, and threw the items over 18 days in a jungle close to Mehrauli, an space in any other case identified for monuments such because the Qutub Minar.

The quilt-up makes an attempt have extra parallels, in how Rajesh Gulati spoke to his spouse’s brother on her telephone to make it appear to be she was advantageous. 

Aftab Poonawala used his girlfriend’s Instagram account to talk together with her associates, attempting an identical tactic. However her associates grew suspicious and instructed her father, had not spoken to her since final 12 months, that she’d been inactive for months.

The Instagram chats grew to become key proof as cops from Delhi and Maharashtra — the couple’s house state — cracked the case in about three weeks after the daddy filed a ‘lacking’ report.

Within the Dehradun case, police discovered among the physique items nonetheless within the freezer. Aftab Poonawala had disposed of all, and has to date led the cops to a minimum of 10.

Educated and dealing with IT companies, the {couples} in each circumstances had arguments over suspicions of getting amorous affairs outdoors of the connection. 

Delhi police intend to conduct DNA examination and lie-detector assessments to tie up the ends.

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