Updated May 28th, 2024 at 16:45 IST

Shraddha Walker Murder: Delhi Police File Supplementary Chargesheet Consisting of Digital Evidence

The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed a fresh supplementary chargesheet in the Shraddha Walker murder case which consists of digital and forensic evidence.

Reported by: Abhishek Tiwari
Shraddha Walker murder case: Delhi Police files fresh supplementary chargesheet in the 2022 brutal murder case | Image:PTI/ File Photo
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New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed a fresh supplementary chargesheet in the sensational Shraddha Walker murder case. The latest supplementary chargesheet, which is more than 3000 pages, consists of crucial details of digital and forensic evidence related to the brutal murder case, which took place in 2022.

According to the police, the fresh chargesheet contains the mobile and other electronic devices search history of accused Aaftab Poonawala, which corroborates with the course of events that took place before and after the murder.

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Fresh chargesheet consists of digital and forensic evidence

Police sources said that the supplementary chargesheet filed before the court by the Delhi Police contains scores of digital and forensic evidence collected during the course of the investigation.

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The digital evidence includes the Google location history of Aaftab Poonawala which corroborates with his travel to the locations where he dispatched the body parts.

It also includes the Google locations of the phone of deceased Shraddha Walker and shows how the phone travelled twice to Bombay and the history disappeared when Aaftab was called for questioning.

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The chargesheet also contains a detailed report regarding digital evidence including the search history of Aaftab Poonawala regarding use of "flare gun". His other search history also corroborates with the events that unfolded.

Shraddha Walkar, a 27-year-old girl working at a multinational company, was murdered by her 28-year-old live-in partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area on May 18, 2022.

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The case only came to light nearly six months after the murder, when Shraddha's father lodged a missing complaint of her daughter after learning from Shraddha's friends that they were unable to contact her for over two months.

As per the disclosure made by the accused, on May 18, 2022, Aaftab Poonawala strangled his live-in partner Shraddha over an argument and then proceeded to dismember her body into 35 pieces, allegedly charring her face to hide her identity.

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He then used a 300-litre fridge to store her body parts, which were gradually disposed of in the Chhatarpur forest over the next 18 days.

The police arrested Poonawala on November 12, 2022.

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Further legal action into the matter is being taken.
 

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 16:45 IST