Mehrauli Murder Case | Killed Shraddha In “The Heat Of The Moment”, Says Aftab Poonawala

Aaftab Amin Poonawala was arrested for strangulating his partner to death, chopping her body into 35 pieces and stuffing them in a fridge. (file image)

New Delhi: Shraddha Walkar murder accused Aaftab Amin Poonawala told a Delhi court that he killed his girlfriend in the “heat of the moment”.

Aaftab was produced before the court via video conferencing in a special hearing. The court extended his police custody to four more days.

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  • Aaftab was produced before the Saket court after his five-day police custody expired.
  • “What happened that happened in heat of the moment,” Aaftab told the court.
  • Aaftab also said that he is cooperating in the investigation. He further told the court that he is having difficulty recalling the incident.
  • The accused allegedly strangled his live-in partner Shraddha Walker and then chopped the body into 35 pieces in May this year.
  • The Delhi Police has also moved a lower court seeking permission to conduct a polygraph test on Poonawala.
  • Police had earlier said Poonawala, who confessed to killing his live-in partner and chopping her body into 35 pieces, was giving misleading answers to questions.
  • Metropolitan magistrate Aviral Shukla of Saket Court referred the matter to Magistrate Vijayshree Rathore, who granted permission for a narco analysis test on Aftab.
  • Delhi Police had earlier submitted in court that Aftab was giving wrong information and misleading the investigation.
  • The plea for a polygraph test is the second scientific examination that Delhi police sought to conduct on Aaftab.
  • Meanwhile, a Delhi court has ordered Rohini Forensic Science Lab to conduct a narco test of accused Aftab Poonawala within five days.

(With ANI Inputs)

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