The Delhi Police: Aftab Poonawala, 28, was arrested on Saturday for the murder of Shraddha Walkar, 27. According to authorities, the two got into a fight on May 18 and the accused strangled the victim.
According to Delhi Police sources, the guy who killed his live-in girlfriend after an argument over marriage in May hacked her body into pieces and disposed of them in a forest area of the city over the next two to three months.
Aftab Poonawala, 28, was arrested on Saturday for the murder of Shraddha Walkar, 27. According to authorities, the two got into a fight on May 18 and the accused strangled the victim. They had been arguing because Walkar desired that he marry her. “During the interrogation, he told us that he wanted to quiet her, but she died.” “He kept the body at his house for two days,” a police officer stated.
Poonawala allegedly told cops that he was inspire by the popular US television crime series. “He did as the main character did and chop and discard the body,” stated the person.
Poonawala hacked Walkar’s body and kept the parts in small black poly bags, according to police sources. “He bought a new refrigerator and a saw.” “He used it to cut the body up,” a person claimed.
Poonawala purchased room fresheners, agarbattis (incense sticks), and other items to erase the stink of the dead from the leased flat in the Chattarpur Pahadi neighborhood where they lived.
Over the next two to three months, he returned to Mehrauli and emptied the sachets containing cut body parts. “We’ve been told he removed the intestines first so it could degrade easily,” the person claimed.
Poonawala, who works in a call center in Gurgaon, was detain after Walkar’s family filed a complaint against him, according to the police. After she stopped responding to their calls in May, the woman’s family filed a missing person complaint in Mumbai.
They met three years ago on a dating app. Both were from Mumbai and had recently relocated to Delhi. “They fled Mumbai because their parents refused to acknowledge their relationship.” There had been some issues, so the couple decided to take a trip to Rishikesh before settling in Delhi,” said the officer.
The police are yet to recover the body of Walkar.