Delhi Police has seized 5 knives from the flat of Mehrauli homicide accused Aaftab Amin Poonawala, who underwent a marathon polygraph take a look at of almost eight hours on Thursday on the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) right here, officers mentioned.
Nevertheless, police mentioned the noticed allegedly utilized by Poonawala to chop his live-in associate Shraddha Walkar’s physique is but to be recovered.
The incident additionally took a political flip with Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah assuring strict punishment to the accused within the minimal potential 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 had been despatched to FSL for examination to establish if these had been used within the fee of the crime, Press Belief of India reported.
If these knives had been used throughout the fee of the crime, shall be ascertained solely after the forensic examination which takes time, mentioned a supply.
The second session of the polygraph take a look at of Poonawala which began round 12 pm on the FSL Rohini went on for almost eight hours. He was requested about 40 questions.
Sources mentioned Poonawala cooperated throughout his examination however a number of the recordings was not clear as he was sneezing. The take a look at couldn’t be performed on Wednesday as Poonawala was down with a fever and chilly.
In the course of the session, Poonawala was requested particulars in regards to 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 courtroom.
All of the sequence of occasion that transpired ever since they began courting and the way he determined to eliminate the physique in such a rough method. He was additionally requested in regards to the type of weapon he used to cut her physique into a number of elements together with varied different questions associated to the case that might give a result in additional investigation in case, an FSL supply mentioned.
The accused had undergone the primary session of the polygraph take a look at, also called the lie detector take a look at, on Tuesday. FSL, Rohini Director Deepa Verma mentioned the accused may be referred to as once more on Friday.
In the meantime, a crew of Delhi Police performed a search in Bhayander creek close to Mumbai for a cell phone, an official mentioned.
The search was performed with the assistance of personnel of the Mira-Bhayandar-Vasai-Virar Police, he mentioned.
The police crew from the nationwide capital is tenting in Vasai space close to Mumbai, from which Walkar and her live-in associate Poonawala hailed, for every week.
The investigators additionally recorded statements of Walkar and Poonawala’s buddies, family members, and homeowners of the flats they’d rented, amongst others.
Certainly one of her school buddies Rajat Shukla mentioned whereas chatting with information channel ABP Information that Poonawala used to provide Walkar cigarette burns however she desisted from approaching police as she needed to provide him one other likelihood.
After getting right into a relationship with Poonawala, Walkar distanced herself from her household and all her buddies, he mentioned.
In 2021, Shraddha shared with considered one of her shut lady buddies that Aaftab burned her with a cigarette on her again, and we felt dangerous after listening to about this, he mentioned.
Her buddies then visited Poonawala and threatened to file a police grievance if he continued to ill-treat her, he added.
Talking on the Instances Now Summit, Union minister Amit Shah mentioned he has his eyes on the complete case.
I simply wish to inform the folks of the nation that whosoever has performed this, by means of legislation and thru courts, Delhi Police and prosecution will guarantee strict punishment within the minimal time, he mentioned.
He mentioned 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 position in it. In a police station in Maharashtra, Shraddha had given a letter that her physique from her shall be minimize into items and about receiving demise threats… No motion was taken on it there… There shall be probe on it there. At the moment we didn’t have our authorities… Whoever is accountable, strict motion shall be taken, the house minister mentioned.
The CPI-M, nevertheless, alleged that the homicide and dismemberment of Walker by her Muslim boyfriend is getting used for communal propaganda whereas in related circumstances the place each the perpetrators and the victims had been Hindus, BJP leaders have maintained silence.
Sources on the Ambedkar hospital mentioned Poonawala’s medical take a look at shall be carried out after the completion of the polygraph take a look at and the outcomes are anticipated in two days. Narco evaluation of the accused take a look at can solely be performed after getting his medical report.
Poonawala allegedly strangled Walkar (27) and sawed her physique into 35 items, which he stored 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.
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