According to police sources, Aaftab Ameen Poonawala, who murdered his live-in partner, talked to several women on dating apps after the murder and sold his mobile phone on OLX.
Since Aaftab has been changing statements, police intend to conduct a lie-detector test.
By Himanshu Mishra: Aaftab Ameen Poonawala, after the grisly murder of his live-in partner Shraddha Walkertalked to multiple women via dating apps and later sold his mobile phone on OLX, police sources said on Thursday.
Noticeably, Aaftab and Shraddha had put each other through dating app Bumble. According to sources, police suspect that Aaftab was active on dating apps following the murder and met multiple women in the last six months.
The 28-year-old also sold his phone on OLX and police are trying to recover the same to gather more evidence.
After two days of search for Shraddha’s body parts in Mehrauli forest area, key evidence remains to be gathered, such as the knife Aaftab used, the victim’s severed head or any other identifiable body part, the clothes she was wearing that day or her phone that Aaftab dumped either in Maharashtra or Delhi.
Since Aaftab has been changing statements, police intend to conduct a lie-detector test. A psychiatrist has also been engaged to help during interrogation. Police will seek further custody of the accused today to be able to find more material evidence.
Aaftab, 28, was arrested on Saturday by Delhi Police for strangling his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar. He sawed his body into 35 pieces which he kept in a 300-litre fridge for almost three weeks at his residence in South Delhi’s Mehrauli before dumping them across the forest area over several days in a ‘Dexter’ inspired crime.
He cleaned blood stains using chemicals and stayed active on the victim’s social media to conceal the murder.
The murder was brought to light when Shraddha Walkar’s parents, who hadn’t spoken to her in a year as they didn’t approve of her inter-faith relationship with Aaftab, filed a police complaint, after her friends told the family she’d been out of touch for several months.