Shraddha murder case: 'I murdered Shraddha in heat of moment, Aftab admits in Delhi court

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 22nd 2022 12:06 PM
Shraddha murder case: 'I murdered Shraddha in heat of moment, Aftab admits in Delhi court

New Delhi, November 22: Accused in the Shraddha Walkar murder case, Aftab Amin Poonawala, on Tuesday admitted in Delhi court that he murdered his girlfriend in the "heat of the moment".

The Saket court on Tuesday extended the police custody of Aftab Poonawala to four more days after he was produced before the court via video conferencing in a special hearing. Aftab was produced before the Saket court here after his five-day police custody expired. "What happened that happened in heat of the moment," Aftab told the court.

Aftab also said he was cooperating in the investigation. He further told the court that he was having difficulty in recalling the incident. The accused allegedly strangled and then chopped to pieces the body of his live-in partner Shraddha Walker in May this year.

The Delhi Police has also moved a lower court seeking permission to conduct a polygraph test on Poonawala.

The police had earlier said Aftab Poonawala, who confessed to killing his live-in partner and chopping her body into 35 pieces, was giving misleading answers to questions.

Metropolitan Magistrate Aviral Shukla of Saket Court referred the matter to Magistrate Vijayshree Rathore, who granted permission for a narco analysis test on Aftab.

The Delhi Police had earlier submitted in court that Aftab was giving wrong information and misleading the investigation. The plea for a polygraph test is the second scientific examination that the Delhi Police sought to conduct on Aftab.

On Thursday, the court ordered Rohini Forensic Science Laboratory to conduct a narco test on Aftab within five days. Also, a plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking a transfer of investigation in the Shraddha murder case from Delhi Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The Delhi Police solved the six-month-old blind murder case and arrested Aftab Amin Poonawalla on the basis of Shraddha's father's complaint.

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Aftab and Shraddha met on a dating site and later moved in together at a rented accommodation in Chhatarpur. The Delhi police received a complaint from Shraddha's father and registered an FIR on November 10.

Delhi Police interrogation revealed that Aftab Poonawala killed Shraddha on May 18 and later started planning for disposing of her body. He told police that he had read about human anatomy so that it could help him in chopping off the body.

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