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Delhi Court Extends Aftaab’s Police Custody By 5 Days, Allows Narco Test

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By: Alok Singh | New Delhi
Updated: November 17, 2022 18:58
Accused Aaftab Amin met Shraddha through dating app Bumble.
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A court in Delhi on Thursday extended the police custody of Aftaab Amin Poonawalla, who chopped his girlfriend Shraddha Walker into 35 pieces, by five days and also allowed cops to conduct a narco analysis test on him.

According to police officials, Poonawalla has admitted to having killed his live-in partner, chopped her body using a saw and stored the body parts in a refrigerator for over a fortnight. He threw Shraddha’s body parts in different parts of Mehrauli jungles at night.

He was produced before the court through video conference due to security reasons as his police custody ended on Thursday.

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On the Delhi Police’s plea to conduct a narco analysis test to ascertain the veracity of his statement, the court asked Poonawalla if he was ready for the test. To which, he replied with a ‘yes’.

At the Saket court, several lawyers held a demonstration, demanding capital punishment for the accused as the anger against him mounted across the country.

As per a police official, Aftaab was produced before the court physically to avoid any possible incident of attack on him.

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The police told the court that they want to take him to Mumbai and other places where he stayed with Shraddha before moving to Delhi in May this year.

As per the police, Shraddha met Aftaab through the dating app Bumble and started dating him three years back. When her family came to know about their relationship, they objected but she did not budge. Initially, they lived together in a rented flat in Vasai.

They moved into another rented apartment in Delhi’s Mehrauli on May 15, three days before Aftaab strangulated the woman he once called the love of his life.

The murder came to light when Shraddha’s father unsuccessfully tried to reach her cell phone. After nearly six months, he came to Delhi and lodged a missing complaint at Mehrauli police station.

Out of a total of 35, 13 body parts have been recovered from Mehrauli jungles and sent for forensic examination. A DNA examination will also be conducted on the recovered body parts.

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