Saturday, May 18, 2024

Shraddha Walkar murder case: Saket court extends custody of Aftab Poonawala for 14 days

A local court in the national capital on Friday extended the judicial custody of Aftab Amin Poonawala, accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend Shraddha Walker, for 14 days.

Aftab, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail, was produced before the court through video-conferencing before Judge Aviral Shukla of Saket court.

The Delhi Police, however, sought an extension of judicial custody and submitted that investigation was in progress.

According to some media reports, Shraddha Walker’s father today demanded death penalty for Aftab and also sought restrictions on dating apps.

On November 26, Aftab was remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

Shraddha met Aftab on dating application Bumble, from where they got into a friend zone, which later changed into a full fledged relationship and then to live-in.
The couple was earlier residing in Maharashtra before shifting to Delhi this year, where they took a house in Mehrauli.

As per the reports, they used to quarrel often over financial issues. On May 18, they picked up yet another fight, where the accused lost his control and strangulated the victim.

He chopped her body into 35 pieces, stored it in a fridge and later dumped the parts in different areas of the city over the next 18 days.


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