After days of investigation, Delhi Police seems to be making some headway in the Shraddha Walkar murder case that has gripped the nation. While the polygraph test on the accused, Aftab Amin Poonawalla, couldn't be completed on Thursday, November 24 either, police have found more clues in the case.
Shraddha Walkar murder: Cops conduct searches in Bhayandar, suspect Aftab dumped evidence in creek. Also, more murder 'weapons' recovered. Aftab used 5 knives to butcher Shraddha.#ITVideo #ShraddhaMurder | @SnehaMordani pic.twitter.com/uwspLfD5wd— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) November 25, 2022
Shradhha murder accused Aftab has told police that multiple weapons were used to dismember Shraddha's body. In the last few days, the police have recovered 5 large knives which have been sent to the forensics team for investigation: Delhi Police sources— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2022
Delhi | Polygraph test was incomplete today after Aftab complained of fever. Police will bring him back to FSL tomorrow. The rest of the polygraph test will continue again: Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) PRO Sanjeev K Gupta— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2022
What has happened so far? Delhi Police is yet to find any concrete evidence linking Aftab to Shraddha's murder. However, a letter by Shraddha given to Mumbai Police in 2020 has given the police enough reasons to suspect that Aftab may have planned his girlfriend's murder. Though, Aftab reportedly claims he killed Shraddha in the heat of the moment.
Delhi Police have only a few more days left before Aftab's custody ends. They have sent recovered body parts, blood-stained tiles, knives and more for DNA testing to ascertain whether they belong to Shraddha.
Police have already spoken to several people, allegedly including Aftab's parents. So far, several witnesses have come forward to tell the story that Aftab was abusive towards Shraddha and threatened to kill her several times before.
Recap: Aftab Amin Poonawalla allegedly strangled to death his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar on May 18 in their Delhi apartment. To destroy evidence, he chopped her body into several pieces and scattered them in and near Delhi over several days, all the while storing the body parts in a newly-bought refrigerator. The crime only came to the limelight after Shraddha's estranged father Vikas Walkar filed a missing complaint in October after one of her friends alerted him of Shraddha going incommunicado.
Aftab first claimed that Shraddha left him in May, before breaking down and allegedly confessing to the crime.