Delhi Police has seized 5 knives from the flat of Mehrauli homicide accused Aaftab Amin Poonawala, who underwent a marathon polygraph check of almost eight hours on Thursday on the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) right here, officers stated.
Nonetheless, police stated the noticed allegedly utilized by Poonawala to chop his live-in companion Shraddha Walkar’s physique is but to be recovered.
The incident additionally took a political flip with Union Residence Minister Amit Shah assuring strict punishment to the accused within the minimal doable time whereas the CPI-M alleged that the homicide and dismemberment of Walker by her boyfriend was getting used for communal propaganda.
In keeping with the sources within the police division, the recovered knives have been despatched to FSL for examination to establish if these have been used within the fee of the crime, Press Belief of India reported.
If these knives have been used in the course of the fee of the crime, will probably be ascertained solely after the forensic examination which takes time, stated a supply.
The second session of the polygraph check of Poonawala which began round 12 pm on the FSL Rohini went on for almost eight hours. He was requested about 40 questions.
Sources stated Poonawala cooperated throughout his examination however a few of the recordings was not clear as he was sneezing. The check couldn’t be performed on Wednesday as Poonawala was down with a fever and chilly.
Through the session, Poonawala was requested particulars concerning the case, what triggered him to kill Walker, if it was a deliberate occasion or he did it in a match of rage like he claimed within the court docket.
All of the sequence of occasion that transpired ever since they began relationship and the way he determined to eliminate the physique in such a grotesque method. He was additionally requested concerning the sort of weapon he used to cut her physique into a number of components together with varied different questions associated to the case that would give a result in additional investigation in case, an FSL supply stated.
The accused had undergone the primary session of the polygraph check, often known as the lie detector check, on Tuesday. FSL, Rohini Director Deepa Verma stated the accused is likely to be referred to as once more on Friday.
In the meantime, a workforce of Delhi Police performed a search in Bhayander creek close to Mumbai for a cell phone, an official stated.
The search was performed with the assistance of personnel of the Mira-Bhayandar-Vasai-Virar Police, he stated.
The police workforce from the nationwide capital is tenting in Vasai space close to Mumbai, from which Walkar and her live-in companion Poonawala hailed, for every week.
The investigators additionally recorded statements of Walkar and Poonawala’s pals, kin, and homeowners of the flats they’d rented, amongst others.
One in all her faculty pals Rajat Shukla stated whereas talking to information channel ABP Information that Poonawala used to offer Walkar cigarette burns however she desisted from approaching police as she needed to offer him one other likelihood.
After getting right into a relationship with Poonawala, Walkar distanced herself from her household and all her pals, he stated.
In 2021, Shraddha shared with considered one of her shut lady pals that Aaftab burnt her with a cigarette on her again, and we felt unhealthy after listening to about this, he stated.
Her pals then visited Poonawala and threatened to file a police grievance if he continued to ill-treat her, he added.
Talking on the Occasions Now Summit, Union minister Amit Shah stated he has his eyes on your entire case.
I simply wish to inform the individuals of the nation that whosoever has executed this, by regulation and thru courts, Delhi Police and prosecution will guarantee strict punishment within the minimal time, he stated.
He stated there isn’t any lack of coordination between Delhi and Mumbai police.
However the letter that has come to the fore, Delhi Police has no function in it. In a police station in Maharashtra, Shraddha had given a letter that her physique will probably be minimize into items and about receiving dying threats…No motion was taken on it there…There will probably be probe on it there. At the moment we didn’t have our authorities… Whosever is accountable, strict motion will probably be taken, the house minister stated.
The CPI-M, nevertheless, alleged that the homicide and dismemberment of Walker by her Muslim boyfriend is getting used for communal propaganda whereas in comparable instances the place each the perpetrators and the victims have been Hindus, BJP leaders have maintained silence.
Sources on the Ambedkar hospital stated Poonawala’s medical check will probably be carried out after the completion of the polygraph check and the outcomes are anticipated in two days. Narco evaluation of the accused check can solely be performed after getting his medical report.
Poonawala allegedly strangled Walkar (27) and sawed her physique into 35 items, which he saved in a 300-litre fridge for nearly three weeks at his residence in south Delhi’s Mehrauli earlier than dumping these throughout town over a number of days previous midnight.
Walkar was allegedly killed in Could.
(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)
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