Aaftab Poonawalla used stone-grinder to crush Shraddha Walkar's bones: Chargesheet
The Delhi Police's chargesheet filed in the Shraddha Walkar murder case has disclosed several graphic details about the crime allegedly committed by her live-in partner, Aaftab Poonawalla. Poonawalla reportedly used a stone grinder to crush Walkar's bones into powder and also kept her head for three months before disposing of them, NDTV reported. The chargesheet claimed Poonawalla used a saw to cut Walkar's body.
Why does this story matter?
- In November 2022, the Delhi Police arrested Poonawalla for killing Walkar, his live-in partner, in May.
- The police had stated that to cover up the murder, Poonawalla allegedly sawed the body into multiple pieces and disposed of them in the nearby forest area over a period of 18-20 days after storing it in a fridge.
- Earlier, the police also claimed the murder was premeditated.
Poonawalla kept Walkar's head for 3 months at flat
Poonawalla told the police he disposed of Walkar's head three months after the murder in the nearby jungle, according to the Delhi Police's 6,600-page chargesheet, reported Mint. "Over the next 4 to 5 days (post-murder), he cut the dead body into 17 pieces, three pieces of each hand, three pieces of each leg, head, torso, two pieces of pelvic and thumb," the chargesheet read.
Bought fridge to dipose of body at convenience: Chargesheet
The chargesheet further revealed Poonawalla had purchased a refrigerator to store and then dispose of Walkar's body parts at his convenience. Poonawalla also hid the body parts when he began dating another girl, who visited his flat. "Whenever she would visit my flat, I would clean the refrigerator and put body parts of Walkar in the lower cabinet," the chargesheet quoted Poonawalla as saying.
Killed Walkar as she objected to friendship with girls: Poonawalla
The main reason for the frequent fights between Walkar and Poonawalla was reportedly the latter's friendship with many girls, the chargesheet said. Poonawalla had allegedly confessed to killing Walkar for "her constant habit of quarreling and abusing." He had allegedly also confessed that he pushed Walkar onto the floor, strangled her to death, and later hid her dead body in the bathroom.
Bought toilet cleaners, hand wash online to clean blood
After the murder, Poonawalla allegedly chopped Walkar's body into 17 pieces, and to clean the blood, he bought toilet cleaners and hand wash. The chargesheet said he had bought two 500ml bottles of Harpic disinfectant toilet cleaner, a Polyset chopping board, two 500ml bottles of Gainda ShineX glass cleaner, and a 725ml bottle of Godrej Protekt hand wash from the Blinkit shopping application.
Poonawalla operated Walkar's Google account, ordered food from Zomato
Meanwhile, a Google analysis reportedly revealed that even after May 18, 2022, when she was murdered, Walkar's account was being used from Poonawalla's phone. The chargesheet disclosed all of Walkar and Poonawalla's phone locations on May 18. Poonawalla also reportedly purchased a chicken roll from food delivery service Zomato exclusively for himself after he murdered his live-in partner, said the chargesheet.