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Man Chops Live-In Partner, Dumps Body Pieces For 18 Days, Arrested


New Delhi: Aftab Poonawalla, who allegedly killed his live-in partner, chopped her body into pieces, and disposed of them in nearby areas, has been sent to 5-day Police custody on Monday.

In a shocking case, a Poonawalla, 28, allegedly strangled his live-in partner, Shraddha Walkar on May 18 after they had a fight, chopped her body into 35 pieces, and bought a fridge to keep them, according to the sources.

Reportedly, the man for over the next 18 days disposed the pieces at different areas of the Delhi’s Mehrauli forest.

Shraddha, 26, worked at the call centre for a multinational company in Mumbai where she met Poonawalla. The two started dating and moved in together, after her family did not approve of their relationship, the couple eloped and came to Delhi and started living-in in Mehrauli.

The matter came to light when the victim stopped talking to her parents. This raised suspicion, after which her father, Vikas, a resident of Palghar (Maharashtra), came to Delhi to check on his daughter. When he reached her house, it was locked.

Following this, he approached the police and lodged a missing person complaint. He also told the police about his daughter’s relationship with Poonawalla, and suspected his involvement in his daughter’s absence.

On the basis of his complaint, the police launched an investigation, traced Poonawalla, and arrested him. Later the he confessed his crimes.

As per reports, the couple are from Mumbai, Poonawalla is from Vasai area and is a food blogger and runs social media pages along with his brother Ahad Poonawala.

A case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of IPC including murder.

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