Mumbai: As the gruesome details of the Shraddha Walkar murder case continue to unravel, as per the sources, it has been found during the investigation that the accused, Aaftab Ameen Poonawala, used a Chinese knife (cleaver) to cut Shraddha’s body. The police have also recovered several sharp weapons from Aaftab’s flat in Mehrauli.
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Furthermore, according to the sources, Aaftab first cut Shraddha’s hands after strangling her. During the narco test, Aaftab reportedly told where he had dumped the weapon with which Shraddha’s body was cut. The police are now searching for that weapon at that location.
Aaftab strangled his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar and chopped her body into 35 pieces which he kept in a 300-litre fridge at his residence in South Delhi’s Mehrauli before dumping the pieces across the city over several days.
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The narco analysis test of the 28-year-old accused was completed at a hospital in Delhi’s Rohini on Thursday.
The police are now trying to locate the shop where Aaftab bought the weapon he used to dismember Shraddha Walkar’s body.
In addition, the police are also investigating whether the weapon was purchased before May 18, the day when the accused allegedly killed Shraddha, or not.
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Aaftab Ameen Poonawala was arrested on November 12 and sent to five-day police custody, which was further extended by five days on November 17. The court on November 26 sent him to judicial custody for 13 days.