The latest murder case in Delhi has sent shockwaves across the nation and people can’t fathom how one could commit such a heinous crime. The Delhi police has arrested a man for killing his 28-year-old girlfriend Shraddha Vikas Walkar, who chopped her body into 35 pieces.
The horrific tale of betrayal only gets gruesome as the accused, a trained chef evaded detection for six months as he continued to live in the same house where he kept the body of his live-in partner Shraddha in a 300-litre fridge in his South Delhi’s Mehrauli residence before dumping them across the city one after another.
The man was identified as Aftab Amin Poonawalla and has confessed to his crime and informed the officials that he killed Shraddha Walkar after their quarrel over marriage. Following his interrogation, Aftab said that the idea of chopping her body into pieces was inspired by an American crime TV series ‘Dexter’.
As per the reports, the victim was from Vasai in Maharashtra and has been in a relationship with Aftab since 2019. They worked in the same call centre. As per the police, Shraddha’s family was against their relationship and hence, the couple started living in Naigaon and later shifted to Delhi.
INSIDE THE LIFE OF A KILLER
Aaftab Amin Poonawalla was a resident of Unique Park, Diwanman in Vasai West with his parents and younger brother.
He completed his schooling at St. Francis High School in Vasai. Later, he rerolled himself for a B.M.S degree from L S Raheja College in Mumbai.
As per the reports, he also studied Bachelor of Management Studies from a Santacruz college but left mid-way.
Professionally, Aftab is a food blogger and he runs a food blog on Instagram by the name ‘HungryChokro’.
Aftab Ameen Poonwalla and Shraddha fell in love while working in Mumbai. And they worked at the same call centre for a multinational company.
Aftab and Shraddha resided in Regal Apartment in Sanskruti Complex, Vasai West, before they shifted to Delhi.
However, their families were against their relationship, and that is being cited as the reason for their having shifted to Delhi. They started living in a rented apartment in the Chhatarpur area, Mehrauli.
DELHI MURDER MYSTERY
Aftab and Shraddha had a heated argument over their marriage following which he strangled Shraddha to death and then chopped off her body into 35 pieces, and refrigerated them in a 300-litre fridge.
Following this, he scattered them across the city over 18 days. He used to go out every night around 2 am to throw some body parts in the forest area of Chhattarpur.
For the next few weeks after the murder, Poonawala allegedly interacted with the woman’s friends using her social media accounts so as to not arouse any suspicion.
As per the police, so far only 13 body parts have been discovered after the accused pinpointed the areas where he had thrown them. But, only after their forensic examination, it can be confirmed if they belong to the victim. Meanwhile, the police are yet to find the murder weapon.
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