‘Aftab Wants To Strangle Me… His Family Knows’: Shraddha’s 2020 Police Complaint Surfaces Amid Probe

‘Aftab Wants To Strangle Me… His Family Knows’: Shraddha’s 2020 Police Complaint Surfaces Amid Probe

Shraddha Walkar, who was murdered and chopped into pieces by her partner Aftab Poonawala had lodged a complaint against him at the Tulinj police station on November 23, 2020. In the complaint registered by Shraddha, she said that Aftab wanted to kill her by strangulation and cut her into pieces. In the complaint, Shraddha also mentioned that Aftab’s family knew that he use to beat her and wanted to kill her.

In the letter that surfaced amid a probe in the case, Shraddha also said that Aftab was blackmailing and threatening to kill her. Aftab’s family use to visit the couple on weekends, the letter informed. Shraddha also said that she was still with him because they were about to get married. She also wrote that Aftab’s family’s blessings are wIth him and Aftab will be responsible if she gets hurt.

Aftab on Tuesday left the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Rohini as the Delhi Police began court-sanctioned polygraph tests to take the probe forward. Aftab had chopped Shraddha’s body into 35 pieces. He is also alleged to have preserved the chopped body parts in a refrigerator before dumping them in the forests of south Delhi’s Chhatarpur.

The process for the polygraph test on Aftab began at the Rohini Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), informed Delhi Police sources on Tuesday. “Pre-med sessions and scientific sessions for Aftab’s polygraph test leading up to the polygraph test are underway,” said FSL officials on Tuesday.

Delhi Police claimed to solve the six-month-old murder case after arresting Aftab based on a complaint filed by Shraddha’s father. Aftab and Shraddha met on a dating site and moved in together to a rented accommodation in Chhatarpur as the relationship grew. On receipt of the complaint from Shraddha’s father, Delhi Police registered an FIR on November 10.

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Subsequent interrogation of the accused revealed that Aftab killed Shraddha on May 18 after which he started researching ways to dispose of the body. He also borrowed ideas on disposal from popular crime shows on his streaming devices, Delhi Police revealed.He also told police that he read up on human anatomy before chopping his girlfriend’s body.

Police said after browsing on the internet for ways to remove all traces of his crime, Aftab mopped blood stains from the floor of the couple’s Chhatarpur apartment with some chemicals and also disposed of all stained clothes. He then shifted the body to the bathroom and bought a refrigerator where he hoarded the chopped body parts, police further informed.

(With agencies’ Inputs)