Shraddha Walkar murder: It'll be one year in May & haven't performed last rites yet, says victim's father
New Delhi, March 20: Vijay Walkar, father of Shraddha Walkar, on Monday said that one year of his daughter's murder will be completed in May but he has not been able to perform her last rites yet. Shraddha was murdered by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawalla last year.
Shraddha's father stated after attending a hearing in the Shraddha murder case in Saket Court, "one year of my daughter's murder will be completed in May, and I have not been able to perform her last rites." "I would perform the last rites after the accused was sentenced to death," he said.
He also stated that he is unable to perform the last rites because the body parts of her deceased daughter will not be handed over to him until the trial is completed.
Vijay Walkar also stated that the accused should be sentenced to death and that the hearing should be conducted in a timely manner.
"We will be in a position to perform the last rites only after the conclusion of the trial. It is a question when it will be concluded and I would get the body parts of my daughter", he said.
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According to Seema Kushwaha, counsel for Vijay Walkar, the Nirbhaya case took seven years to conclude. This case should not take years to resolve, as it did in the Nirbhaya case.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Police wrapped up its case against Aftab Amin Poonawala.
Aftab was brought before the Saket court. Vijay Walkar was also in attendance at the hearing.
The counsel for the Delhi Police stated that she sought advice from doctors through the "Practo" app. In the presence of Aftab, an audio-video recording of the online counselling was also played in the courtroom. Shraddha's father became emotional as a result of the recordings.
Shraddha was heard saying in the recording, "he will hunt me, find me, and kill me."
In one of the recordings, she also confessed to the doctor (counsellor) that Aftab had grabbed her throat one day. "I was completely blacked out and couldn't breathe," Shraddha could be heard saying in the recording.
The matter has been scheduled for further arguments on March 25.
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