On Day Of Delhi Homicide, Killer And Reside-In Companion’s Battle Started Over Bills: Sources


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Although they’d been having arguments for months, it was a battle over who’d pay for family bills that escalated to Aftab Poonawala killing his live-in accomplice in Delhi’s Mehrauli on Could 18 night, sources stated on Wednesday based mostly on his interrogation thus far.

Shraddha’s associates and the couple’s earlier landlords in Vasai close to Mumbai, too, have instructed Dailynews369 that they’d common quarrels, principally over suspicions of dishonest on one another.

On Could 18, their battle started over shopping for some home items. It escalated as another points got here in and, someday between 8 and 10 pm, Aftab Poonawala strangled Shraddha Walkar to loss of life, sources within the police stated.

“He saved the physique in the identical room in a single day, after which went to purchase a knife and fridge the subsequent day,” an officer instructed Dailynews369. Police have corroborated the occasions with statements from shopkeepers.

He’s alleged to have chopped up the physique into 35 items, saved them in a fridge, after which dumped them in a jungle close by over the subsequent 18 days.


Police going to the flat through which Aftab Poonawala and Shraddha Walkar lived, in Delhi’s Mehrauli space.

The story unraveled over the previous month after Shraddha Walkar’s dad and mom — who hadn’t spoken to her in a yr as they did not approve of her inter-faith (Hindu-Muslim) relationship — went to the police in Vasai in Maharashtra, their hometown close to Mumbai, after some associates instructed him she’d been out of contact for months.

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Cops from Vasai first referred to as Aftab for questioning and later tied up with Delhi Police as doubts grew. Ultimately, financial institution transfers from her cellphone app and a few Instagram chats, tallied with cellular sign location, helped the police work out that Aftab had been mendacity that she had left on her personal on Could 22. He had been utilizing her cellphone and apps to make it seem like she was alive, probe officers stated.

Each labored in name centres and had been residing collectively at the very least since final yr, first close to Mumbai, the place they’d met on courting app Bumble, after which in Delhi since transferring right here in Could this yr.

After a couple of week in a lodge, they’d taken a flat on hire on Could 14. He allegedly killed her 4 days later.

Lately Aftab was fired from his job in Gurugram for being absent with out go away, police sources stated.

He has led investigators to some bones within the Mehrauli jungle; police stated they’ve have despatched these and her father’s DNA samples to a forensics lab to test if the bones are Shraddha’s. Some bloodstains have additionally been discovered from the flat, sources stated.

But, key proof stays to be gathered, such because the knife he used; the sufferer’s severed head or some other identifiable physique half; the garments she was sporting that day; or her cellphone that Aftab dumped both in Maharashtra or Delhi. He has been altering his statements, so police intend to conduct a lie-detector check. A psychiatrist has additionally been engaged to assist throughout interrogation.  

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The accused is to be offered in a neighborhood courtroom on Thursday. Police will search additional custody to have the ability to discover extra materials proof.

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