Aaftab Poonawala, who allegedly strangled his live-in associate Shraddha Walkar and chopped her physique into 35 items, began courting and introduced one other lady to his home even whereas Sharddha’s physique components have been saved in his fridge, police stated.
The police stated Aaftab met one other lady by a courting app and introduced her to the identical flat, the place he had allegedly killed Shraddha, The Indian Categorical reported. The police stated Aaftab had met Shraddha too on a courting app a few years again.
The opposite lady visited Aaftab a few occasions in June and July, at the moment Shraddha’s physique components have been saved within the kitchen and the fridge. The police added that the pinnacle and the torso have been stored until the month of August.
Police claimed Aaftab murdered Shraddha on 18 Might after an argument. Each belong to Vasai in Maharashtra’s Palghar district and had shifted to Delhi this yr, and had been staying in Chhatarpur since Might.
Aaftab, 28, was arrested on Monday from his flat in Chhatarpur after Shraddha’s father lodged an FIR on the Mehrauli police station on November 8 stating that his daughter had gone lacking and that the household hadn’t been in contact together with her for greater than two months. Shraddha’s cellphone was switched off.
In the course of the interrogation, Aaftab stated he and Shraddha had a rocky relationship and sometimes had severe fights as she was pressuring him to get married.
How Aaftab managed to cowl up
Police declare that Aaftab stated after strangling his associate on Might 18, he then dismembered her physique with a pointy weapon and purchased a fridge to retailer the chopped up components.
Within the subsequent 16 days, he would allegedly exit on the night time and get rid of the items, together with in Mehrauli’s rubbish dumps and jungle.
The police say Aaftab was impressed by the American drama collection Dexter. In accordance with the police, after chopping up Walkar’s physique, he “wiped the ground with detergents and used agarbattis to eliminate the foul scent”.
Poonawala saved her physique components within the fridge alongside ice cream and chilly drinks, the police stated.
Police added that Aaftab had chemically cleaned his flat and the flooring of the rooms the place the crime came about. When the police recovered the fridge, there was not a speck of blood in it.