The daddy of Shraddha Walkar, who was allegedly murdered and her physique minimize into 35 items by her roommate Aftab Ameen Poonawala in Delhi, on Tuesday known as for the demise sentence for the accused additionally suspecting “love jihad” behind bars. occasion.
“I assumed there was a love jihad angle. We would like demise sentence for Aftab. I hope the Delhi Police and the probe are transferring in the precise course. Shradha was near her uncle who didn’t speak to me a lot. I’ve by no means met Aftab. I filed for Mumbai’s Vasai,” his father Vikas Walkar informed information company ANI.
Aftab, 28, was a meals blogger who used to work at a name middle in Delhi, a police investigation revealed. Police are actually investigating whether or not he rented a home in Delhi’s Chhatarpur as a part of a plot to kill the sufferer. The police additionally revealed that the 2, who met on a courting program, had been at all times combating.
The couple was in a relationship since 2019 and moved to Delhi this yr, police informed ANI. Earlier than this, they had been in Maharashtra and used to go to totally different locations. They visited some hill stations in March-April and in Could, they went to Himachal Pradesh the place they met a person who lived in Chhatarpur. Once they moved to Delhi, they began staying on the man’s flat, studies stated.
Later, Aftab rented a home in Chhatarpur and moved there with Shraddha days earlier than he murdered her, the police discovered. He allegedly strangled her to demise on Could 18 in a Chhatarpur flat.
“It’s also a matter of investigation whether or not Aftab had already deliberate a conspiracy to kill him,” the police stated.
Aftab is a graduate and was residing in Mumbai together with his household, the police discovered. He and Shraddha used to work on the similar name middle, in response to them.
In an interview after his arrest, he informed police that he used to gather physique components to get rid of at 2 a.m. for 18 days, sources stated.
“Aftab’s social media deal with exhibits that he has been doing meals running a blog for some time, however he hasn’t posted any video for a very long time. His final put up got here in February, after that there was nothing to do. He has greater than 28,000 followers on Instagram,” sources stated.
“It’s identified that after the killing, Aftab would return house at 6-7 pm and take the physique components that had been stored within the fridge to be disposed of.” He used to hold the physique components in a black foil however threw them with out the foil within the forest, making it troublesome to inform if the items had been thrown by somebody or had been the stays of animals, the supply added.
Aftab was arrested on Saturday primarily based on a criticism lodged by the deceased’s father. He has been despatched to police custody for 5 days, the police stated on Monday.
Police stated Aftab, after looking out on Google, cleaned the blood drops from the ground with different chemical substances and threw away the stained garments. He took the physique to the lavatory and acquired a fridge from a close-by retailer. He then minimize his physique into small items and put it within the fridge.
“The couple met on a courting program in Mumbai. They had been in a relationship for 3 years and had moved to Delhi. Quickly after, Shraddha began forcing Aftab to marry her,” Ankit Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Delhi informed ANI.
“These two used to argue quite a bit and generally they could not management themselves. On this incident that occurred on Could 18, the person bought upset and strangled him,” stated Mr. Chauhan.
“The accused informed us that he minimize his physique into items and dumped his organs within the forest close to Chhatarpur Enclave. He has been arrested and investigations are on,” added Mr. Chauhan.
Aftab used to sleep in the identical room the place he minimize Shraddha’s physique after killing her, sources stated. He typically noticed her face after retaining it within the fridge. He had additionally cleaned the fridge after disposing of the physique components, they added.
Sources stated that Aftab slept with many women even earlier than Shraddha. Earlier than committing this crime, he additionally watched many crime movies and internet sequence, together with the American crime drama sequence Dexter.
In September, considered one of Shraddha’s buddies knowledgeable her household that there was no contact together with her for the previous two and a half months, and her cell phone was additionally switched off. His household additionally discovered there have been no updates on his social media accounts throughout this time.
In November, Shraddha’s father, who lived in Palghar in Maharashtra, went to the Mumbai police and lodged a criticism.
Through the preliminary investigation, Shraddha’s final place was present in Delhi and the case was handed over to the Delhi Police.
Mr. Walkar informed the police about his daughter’s relationship with Aftab and suspected that they’d one thing to do together with his daughter’s disappearance. After the police discovered that Aftab and Shraddha had moved to Delhi, they searched and arrested him.
Aftab confessed to the crime throughout interrogation and stated that Shraddha was forcing him to marry her.
Police have additionally recovered some bones from Aftab’s rented flat and officers stated they’re attempting to get better the remaining physique components.
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