According to sources, Aftab Ameen Poonawala told police that he found knowledge on how to conceal evidence on the internet.
New Delhi: According to Delhi Police sources, Aftab Ameen Poonawala burned the face of his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar after reportedly murdering her and slicing her body into pieces to eliminate the possibility of identification.
According to sources, Aftab, 28, told police that he found knowledge on how to conceal evidence on the internet. According to previous claims, he was also “influenced” by crime dramas such as Dexter. So far, police have discovered approximately ten body pieces in Mehrauli woodland, where Aftab reportedly disposed of them. These components have been DNA tested. Several body parts, including the head, are missing, and an investigation is underway.
The missing body parts, the murder weapon, and Shradhaa’s clothing at the moment of the murder are critical pieces of evidence that the police require to prove their case. According to sources, the investigation into the heinous murder is based on forensic reports, call data, and circumstantial evidence.
Police have begun tracking the civic waste collection network to find Shraddha’s garments. According to sources, authorities have found two rubbish dumping sites in the couple’s neighbourhood. Shraddha’s garments are being sought at these locations.
The investigation into the heinous act has also brought authorities to the city’s eastern outskirts. According to sources, a human head and other unidentifiable body parts were discovered in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar days after Aftab reportedly murdered Shraddha.
These body pieces, discovered in the same area at various times within a week, have now been sent for DNA testing to see whether they are linked to the murder of Shraddha Walkar, according to the source.
Aftab was detained earlier this month, and authorities say he admitted to killing Shraddha after a series of confrontations about her desire to marry. On May 18, he allegedly murdered her, dismembered her body into 35 pieces, and disposed of them over 18 days.
The pair met on the dating app Bumble after meeting in Vasai, Maharashtra. Shraddha’s family objected to the connection after relocating to Delhi.
Shraddha was killed just days after they moved to Delhi, during a dispute that began with a quarrel about splitting household expenditures and ended with Aftab allegedly strangling the 26-year-old.