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Delhi Police recover 5 knives Aftab chopped Shraddha's body with

Amrutha Pagad
Amrutha PagadNov 25, 2022 | 10:03

Delhi Police recover 5 knives Aftab chopped Shraddha's body with

Delhi Police seize five knives from Aftab's flat. Photo: DailyO, Instagram

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. 

Updates: 

  • Haryana Police found a suitcase filled of body parts in Surajkund area on Thursday. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed yet, and investigation is underway. 
The body was found locked in a suitcase on the left side while going towards Pali from MVN block in Surajkund police station area.
- Haryana Police
  • Police claimed that it seems like the murder was committed elsewhere and the body parts were dumped in Surajkund. 
  • Delhi Police team conducted a search operation in Bhayandar creek in Mumbai after allegedly finding Aftab's mobile phone location at the place. 
  • Police are also combing through the CCTV footage of the area. 

  • Police are looking for Aftab's mobile phone, which he seems to have destroyed by flinging it in the creek. 
  • Aftab is suspected to have been using two phones and the reason for throwing away the phone is still unclear. Police are also yet to locate Shraddha's phone.
  • Delhi Police has not ruled out the possibility of Aftab disposing off murder weapons in the creek.
In the mobile, Aftab had crucial evidence that he wanted to destroy. Aftab chatted and spoke to Shraddha using this mobile. The reason behind destroying the mobile phone is still unclear.
- Delhi Police sources
  • Delhi Police have also seized five knives from Aftab's Chhatarpur apartment, but not the saw that was allegedly used to chop Shraddha's body.
  • Police have sent the knives for testing to ascertain whether they were also used during the crime. 

  • On the other hand, Aftab's polygraph test has not been completed yet. Reportedly, Aftab complained of fever. Reports also say that he underwent a marathon polygraph test lasting nearly eight hours. 

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. 

Last updated: November 25, 2022 | 13:28
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