Aaftab Poonawala used multiple weapons to chop Shraddha Walkar's body: Report

Updated on Nov 24, 2022 07:27 PM IST

In the last few days, the police have recovered five large knives which have been sent to the forensics team for investigation, news agency ANI reported citing the Delhi Police sources.

Aaftab Poonawala and Shraddha Walkar. (HT Photo)
Aaftab Poonawala and Shraddha Walkar. (HT Photo)
By, New Delhi

Shraddha Walkar's murder accused Aaftab Amin Poonawala has told the Delhi police that multiple weapons were used to dismember her body. In the last few days, the police have recovered five large knives which have been sent to the forensics team for investigation, news agency ANI reported citing the Delhi Police sources.

News agency PTI reported that the Delhi Police has seized five knives from the Chhatarpur flat of Poonawala. However, the police said, the saw used to cut her body is yet to be recovered.

"If these knives were used during the commission of the crime, it will be ascertained only after forensic examination which takes time," said a Delhi Police source told PTI.

Poonawala allegedly strangled Walkar, 27, and sawed her 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 city over several days. The murder occurred in May.

Meanwhile, a team of Delhi police which is probing the murder case on Thursday conducted a search in Bhayander creek near Mumbai for a mobile phone. The search was conducted with the help of personnel of the Mira-Bhayandar-Vasai-Virar Police.

The police team from the national capital is camping in Vasai area near Mumbai, from which Shraddha and Poonawala hailed, for a week. The investigators also recorded statements of Shraddha and Poonawala's friends, relatives and owners of the flats they had rented, among others.

(With inputs from agencies)

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