Delhi Police has accessed a CCTV footage of the midnight hours of October 8 showing Aaftab Poonawala carrying a bag and moving out of a lane near his house in Chattarpur ,Mehrauli.
CCTV footage of midnight hours of October 8 showing Aaftab Poonawala walking with a bag in Chattarpur, Mehrauli.Advertisement
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Source from the Delhi Police told The New Indian that they will interrogate Aaftab in connection with the CCTV footage. They will also interrogate him if he was carrying the dismembered body parts of Shraddha Walker. It has been stated that the CCTV is of October 8.
During interrogation, Aaftab had disclosed that he dumped the pieces within 18-20 days but later he revealed that he kept dumping the parts of the dismembered body for almost three months.
Meanwhile, on Saturday again the Delhi Police conducted searches in some parts of Chattarpur Jungle. As of now, a total number of 13 body parts have been recovered. Investigators are waiting for the DNA report as they are yet to match with the DNAs of father and brother.
The Delhi Police soon will conduct Narco test on Aftab as it got the permission from the court. Aaftab’s custody was extended for five more days on Thursday.
The team will soon take him to Mumbai for further verifications.
According to police officials in Mumbai and Delhi, Shraddha and Aaftab came in contact through dating app Bumble in 2019 when she was working at a call centre in Malad.
The parents of Shraddha, who is a Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) graduate, were against their relationship, but she rebelled and eloped with Aaftab to Delhi.
He strangled Shraddha on May 18 following a tiff, barely days after they started living together in a rented accommodation in Chhatarpur. With the calmness of a professional killer, Aftab first put the dead body in the bathroom and waited for the night to think about what should be done for its disposal.
After spending the night with Shraddha’s corpse, Aftab bought a refrigerator and an iron saw on May 19. With the precision of a chef, Aftab then chopped the body parts into 35 pieces. Each body part was wrapped separately in black plastic bags. He kept the bags in the refrigerator.
Shraddha’s severed head was found in Sanjay Van, a sprawling forest area near Mehrauli, sources told The New Indian.
The incident came to light when her father Vikas Madan lodged a missing person report at Mehrauli police station on November 8 after her phone went unreachable for a few days.
Based on his complaint, the police registered an FIR and started the investigation. They first went to the house where Sharddha and Aftab used to live in rented accommodation. The house was locked, and Aftab was unavailable. With the help of technical surveillance, the police managed to arrest Aftab on Saturday.
During interrogation, Aftab told police that he first strangled her to death and then chopped her body parts into 35 pieces. To evade suspicion, he kept the body parts in the refrigerator and started disposing of them one by one, Aaftab told investigators.