Shraddha Walkar Murder: DNA Match For Bones Found In Forest.
Shraddha Murder Case: A month after boyfriend Aaftab Poonawala’s arrest, a report of a DNA test performed on her father provides cops with solid evidence.
A DNA test has confirmed that the bones that alleged killer Aaftab Poonawala led cops to in a jungle in Delhi’s Mehrauli area and in Gurugram are indeed Shraddha Walkar’s, according to police.
The test report, which was conducted using DNA samples from her father, arrived today, more than a month after her boyfriend Aaftab Poonawala was arrested for her murder in May. He had chopped up her body into 35 pieces, which he kept in a fridge before dumping in the jungle near their rented flat in Mehrauli, South Delhi, over the course of 18 days.
So far, police have some of the knives allegedly used by Aaftab Poonwala on the evidence list, in addition to his “confession,” which is not directly valid evidence. Materials recovered during such a confession — for which police also conducted lie-detection tests on him — can, however, be presented as evidence to reconstruct the sequence of events preceding and following the murder.
Though Aaftab Poonawala is accused of killing Shraddha Walkar on May 18 — after yet another argument in a relationship that had been toxic for a long time — the crime was only discovered after her father went to the police in their hometown of Maharashtra in October.
Vikas Walkar, her father, had not contacted her because he was upset about her interfaith (Hindu-Muslim) relationship with Aaftab Poonawala. The couple met on a dating app and lived together for a few months in their hometown Vasai near Mumbai before moving to Delhi in May of this year.