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Aaftab Poonawala used stone grinder for Shraddha Walkar's bones after chopping her body: Police Delhi murder

Aaftab Poonawala used stone grinder for Shraddha Walkar's bones after chopping her body: Police

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Feb 2023, 10:47 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Murder accused Aaftab Poonawala had used a stone grinder on the bones of live-in partner Shraddha Walkar after chopping off her body and then disposed of the powder, the Delhi Police has claimed.

Her head was one of the last pieces, which he threw away after three months, according to the police.

The 6,600-page chargesheet of Delhi's highly sensational fridge murder lists a series of gruesome details.

Among other things, it also mentions that on May 18, after killing Shraddha, Poonawala had dined on a chicken roll ordered from Zomato.

Shraddha Walkar and Aaftab Poonawala moved to Delhi in May last year.

However, the two had frequent arguments over multiple issues, including expenses and the many girlfriends of Aaftab Poonawala.

He had girlfriends "all the way from Delhi to Dubai," the chargesheet mentions.

On May 18, the two had plans to go to Mumbai, but suddenly Poonawala cancelled the tickets.

It was followed by yet another fight over expenses and in the heat of the moment, Poonawala strangled her.

The chargesheet says Poonwala initially thought of packing the body in a plastic bag and disposing of it.

He had even bought a bag but rejected the idea thinking he would get caught immediately.

Finally, he decided to chop up the body and bought a saw, a hammer and three knives.

Later, he had to use a blow torch, especially to separate the fingers. 

He then chopped her body into 35 pieces and bought a 300-litre fridge to keep them, police said.

Over the next 18 days, he disposed of the pieces in different areas of the Mehrauli forest, they added.

During the questioning, Poonawala told the police that he and Shraddha had a rocky relationship and often indulged in fights.

He said that Shraddha had been pressuring him to get married and they would frequently quarrel about it.

Less than 20 pieces of Shraddha Walkar's body have been recovered. The head is yet to be recovered.

In polygraph and narco-analysis tests held late last year, Aaftab Poonawala allegedly admitted to the murder. The chargesheet mentions that he claimed he felt remorse.

26-year-old Shraddha worked at the call centre for a multinational company in Mumbai, where she met Poonawala.