Suitcase found with body parts in Faridabad, Police link it to Shraddha Walkar case

The remains were found wrapped in a plastic bag and a sack, and clothes and a belt were also found close to the luggage, according to the authorities

Asian News International November 25, 2022 15:59:34 IST
Suitcase found with body parts in Faridabad, Police link it to Shraddha Walkar case

Shraddha Walkar. Twitter/@ShraddhaWalkar

New Delhi: The body remains recovered from a suitcase at a forest area in Haryana’s Faridabad on Thursday afternoon are suspected to be of the 27-year-old woman from Mumbai, Shraddha Walkar, who was killed by her live-in partner, Aftab Poonawala in the national capital.

Following the discovery of the bag containing the body parts in the Surajkund forest region, the Faridabad Police called the Delhi Police. The remains were found wrapped in a plastic bag and a sack, and clothes and a belt were also found close to the luggage, according to the authorities.

According to a statement from the Faridabad Police, it appeared at first glance that a person had been killed somewhere else and that a portion of the body had been put here to evade identification.

A team of Mehrauli police from South Delhi, who are looking into the gruesome Shraddha murder case, also arrived at the scene and joined the inquiry as a result of the information being provided by Faridabad police with Delhi police.

Delhi police officials suspect that the body remains recovered from the suitcase could be linked with the Shraddha Walker murder case. The body parts (including torso) found in the suitcase appears to be months old, and it is not clear if they were of a man or woman, said sources.

The post-mortem report will shed more light on the situation, they claimed, after the body parts were sent for inspection. “Faridabad police officials have also said that they will keep samples aside, in case Delhi police would want to go for a DNA test,” official sources told ANI.

Aftab Poonawala undergoes psychological analysis test

Aftab Amin Poonawala, accused in the macabre Shraddha Walkar murder case, is currently in police custody and is undergoing Perceptual Ability Test (PAT) – a psychological analysis test.

Aftab is accused of strangling Shraddha, his live-in partner, to death and chopping her body into 35 pieces. He is also alleged to have preserved the chopped body parts in a refrigerator before dumping them in the forests of south Delhi’s Chhatarpur.

Aftab and Shraddha met on a dating site and moved in together to a rented accommodation in Chhatarpur as the relationship grew.

Case registered against Aftab in Shraddha murder case

On receipt of the complaint from Shraddha’s father, Delhi Police registered an FIR on November 10 and arrested the accused later. Subsequent interrogation of the accused revealed that Aftab killed Shraddha on May 18 after which he started researching ways to dispose of the body.

Dexter, the inspiration behind the murder

He also borrowed ideas on disposal from popular crime shows such as Dexter, on his streaming devices, Delhi Police revealed. He also told police that he read up on human anatomy before chopping his girlfriend’s body.

Police said after browsing on the internet for ways to remove all traces of his crime, Aftab mopped blood stains from the floor of the couple’s Chhatarpur apartment with some chemicals and also disposed of all stained clothes.

He then shifted the body to the bathroom and bought a refrigerator, where he hoarded the chopped body parts, police further informed.

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