Accused in the horrific Shraddha Walker murder case, Aftab Amin Poonawalla, who was arrested recently, has admitted to being addicted to marijuana and revealed about disposing of some of the body pieces in Dehradun, police sources claimed.
As per Delhi police sources, the accused, during questioning, told the police that on May 18, he had an argument with Shraddha over managing household expenses and bringing some stuff from Mumbai to Delhi.
After the argument, Aftab left home, smoked a marijuana cigarette, and returned, said the police.
“When he came back, Shraddha started yelling at him again. Following which, he got furious and strangled her so violently that she stopped breathing,” the police sources informed.
“The victim was strangled to the death between 09.00 pm and 10.00 pm, and the accused, Aftab, sat next to her body the whole night and smoked marijuana,” they said.
The official, however, said that the police are investigating the case in all directions and said that the accused might have come out with this story to mislead the police.
The police are yet to find the weapon used by the accused for chopping the body. The stuff recovered from the house has been sent for forensic examination, said the sources.
The accused, Aftab Amin Poonawala, was on Thursday presented before a Delhi court through video conferencing after five days of custody. The court extended his police custody for another five days.
Aftab is accused of strangling his live-in partner Shraddha Walker to death and chopping her body into 35 pieces. He was arrested on Saturday after Delhi police started probing into a missing complaint filed by Shraddha’s father, Vikas Walker.