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Aaftab Poonawala in Delhi court

He also alleged that everything said about him is “not entirely true”.

New Delhi:

Aaftab Ameen Poonawala, accused of murdering his girlfriend Shraddha Walkar, today admitted in a Delhi court that he killed her ‘in the heat of the moment’. He also alleged that everything said about him is “not entirely true”.

Aaftab, 28, said he cooperated with police and also provided maps of where he dumped the body parts. He assured the court that he would provide all the details, but he is unable to remember much as it has been a very long time.

Aaftab’s lawyer, Avinash, said the police had requested extended custody, saying the investigator had received a sketch of a pond from Aaftab where they wanted to take him for further investigation. “Aaftab told the court that he was cooperating with the police, and that the police also treated him well. He said he was not misleading or lying to them. The police also did not dispute his complaint to court,” he added.

The Saket court today extended Aaftab Poonawala’s custody to a further four days after he appeared in court via video link at a special hearing. He was brought before the court as his five-day custody expired today.

During interrogation, Aaftab said he threw the saw and blade he had used to cut Shraddha’s body into the bushes at DLF Phase 3, Gurugram, police sources said. Delhi police. A Delhi Police team checked these bushes twice.

He threw the meat cleaver into a trash can on the 100ft road in Mehrauli, South Delhi, sources said.

After the first day of the investigation last Friday, Delhi Police collected evidence from the Gurugram bushes, which was sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory for investigation.

On the second day, last Saturday, Delhi police had gone to Gurugram with metal detectors but returned empty-handed.

They also took Aaftab to the store where he bought the saw blade, which is only 250 meters from Aaftab’s house.

On Sunday, the police had recovered other human remains from the Mehrauli forest. So far they have sent 13 bones, the base of a skull and a decapitated jawbone for forensic examination to match them with DNA samples from Shraddha’s father.

The next few days are crucial for the investigation, as key elements of the case are still missing.

Police had recovered heavy, sharp cutting tools from Aaftab’s apartment last week, which they suspected had been used to cut the body of Shraddha Walkar. They also found a heavy black polythene bag at Aaftab’s workplace in Gurugram.

Sources say the six-month murder investigations are relying on forensic reports, call data and circumstantial evidence as there are no witnesses.

Shraddha and Aaftab had moved to Delhi in May and four days later, following an argument over expenses and infidelity, he strangled her to death, then cut the body into 35 pieces which he kept in a fridge and dumped in a jungle for over 18 years. days, according to the police.

Aaftab’s narcotics test will not be conducted on Monday, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) said, as he must pass a polygraph test before then.

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