Aaftab Poonawala confesses killing Shraddha in polygraph test; multiple relationships: Report
In the polygraph test, Aaftab Amin Poonawala confessed to killing Shraddha Walkar, news agency ANI reported citing sources. Aaftab was in a relationship with several girls, he believed to have said during the test.
Aaftab Amin Poonawala is believed to have confessed to killing Shraddha Walkar and disposing of the body parts in the polygraph test, news agency ANI reported citing sources of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Rohini where the test was conducted. Aaftab also confessed to being in relationships with several girls, the report said. Aaftab's polygraph test was over on Tuesday as he had the last session of it at the Forensic Science Laboratory. On Monday, the police van carrying him came under attack.
Confession in a polygraph test is not admissible in court but the police sought the test to ascertain whether Aaftab was telling the truth or misleading the investigation. Also, confessions at a polygraph test may lead to the recovery of some material evidence. . Now, his narco-analysis test remains to be done.
Aaftab was arrested on November 12 and currently is in judicial custody. It is from his confession only that police pieced together the grisly murder that took place in Delhi in May and came to light six months later. Meanwhile, Aaftab disposed of the body parts in different forest areas.
Aaftab during interrogation revealed several gory details of how he strangled Shraddha during an argument and then chopped her body in 35 pieces to dispose them of one by one without raising suspicion. The day after murdering Shraddha, Aaftab bought a freezer to store the body parts.
The investigation has traced the beginning of the trouble in their relationship to Maharashtra where they used to stay together before shifting to Delhi. People close to Shraddha were aware that Aaftab used to beat her up.
Shraddha also suspected Aaftab of cheating on her.
According to police, Aftab was in contact with about 15 to 20 girls through different dating sites, though the timeline of this is not clear.
(With agency inputs)