An incident took place that shook the whole country. Recently, police arrested a man on charges of killing his live-in partner, chopping her body into 35 pieces, and then, disposing of the body parts at different places around Delhi.
Aftab (28) – the accused and Shraddha (28) – the victim met for the first time while working at a call center in Mumbai and fell in love. As per Mehrauli police, the couple shifted to Delhi and started living in a rented apartment in the Chhatarpur area as families refused to accept their relationship.
The police further added that the accused killed her after she started forcing him into marriage. As per the sources, the couple got into a fight, when the accused strangled her in a fit of rage.
What happened next left the whole country shocked?
The accused chopped the body into 35 pieces and bought a new refrigerator to keep them. Later he started disposing off the body pieces at different locations in and around Delhi over 18 days. At 2 am every morning, he would step out to dump the body parts across different areas of Delhi.
Police further shared that some remains were recovered from the forest but yet there is no confirmation f they are human remains. Even the knife used by the accused has also not been recovered yet.
How did Police come to know about the murder?
When the victim stopped having any contact with her parents, her family checked her social media and found no updates. One of her friends also informed the victim’s brother about her phone being switched off for over 2 months.
On November 8, when her father came to Delhi to meet his daughter, he found a lock on her flat. Left with no other avenue to contact his daughter, the father approached the Mehrauli Police and filed a complaint alleging kidnapping.
As per the source, he mentioned that Shraddha had earlier shared that Poonawalla used to frequently beat her. On Saturday, police arrested Poonawalla. During the investigation, he shared that the couple used to fight frequently as Shraddha wanted to marry him.
As per the sources, the police have filed a murder case against Poonawalla. It is quite heartbreaking how Shraddha met such a miserable end at the hands of the person she loved so much. We hope authorities would provide speedy justice to Shraddha and her family. R.I.P Shraddha!