New Delhi: In a recent development in the horrific Shraddha Walker murder case, a Delhi court on Saturday ordered judicial custody of Aaftab Poonawala.
Aaftab was produced in Delhi’s Saket Court via video conferencing and has been sent to 14 days judicial custody.
- The narco test on accused Aaftab is likely to be conducted on Monday, as per newswire ANI.
- Delhi Police had earlier informed that the DNA test report of the victim’s body has not been received.
- Delhi police have recovered weapons (five large knives) that are likely to be connected to the gruesome murder; Aftab has told police that multiple weapons were used to dismember Shraddha’s body.
- Police have further sent the knives to forensics for investigation.
- Delhi Police on Friday, confirmed that the polygraph test of Aaftab could not be conducted.
- Delhi Court on Tuesday extended the police custody of Aaftab Poonawala to four more days.
- Aaftab is accused of strangling Shraddha, his live-in partner, to death and chopping her body into 35 pieces. He is also alleged to have preserved the chopped body parts in a refrigerator before dumping them in the forests of south Delhi’s Chhatarpur.
- Earlier on November 23, Aaftab went through court-sanctioned polygraph tests to take the probe forward.
- Delhi Police claimed to solve the six-month-old murder case after arresting Aaftab on the basis of a complaint filed by Shraddha’s father.
- Aaftab and Shraddha met on a dating site and moved in together to a rented accommodation in Chhatarpur as the relationship grew.
- On receipt of the complaint from Shraddha’s father, Delhi Police registered an FIR on November 10.
- Subsequent interrogation of the accused revealed that Aaftab killed Shraddha on May 18 after which he started researching ways to dispose of the body. He also borrowed ideas on disposal from popular crime shows on his streaming devices, Delhi Police revealed.
- He also told police that he read up on human anatomy before chopping his girlfriend’s body.
- Police said after browsing on the internet for ways to remove all traces of his crime, Aaftab mopped blood stains from the floor of the couple’s Chhatarpur apartment with some chemicals and also disposed of all stained clothes.
- He then shifted the body to the bathroom and bought a refrigerator where he hoarded the chopped body parts, police further informed.
(With ANI Inputs)