In a horrific incident in the national capital, a man killed his live-in partner and chopped her body into three dozen pieces.
Aftab Ameen Poonawalla had strangled 26 year-old Shradha on May 18. As per sources, he then chopped her body into 35 pieces and bought a new fridge to store them and threw them at various locations in a period of 18 days.
According to Delhi Police, the couple was from Mumbai and had decided to start a new life in Delhi due to disagreements with their respective families who did not want them together.
Both belonged to different communities.
Aftab gruesomely killed Shraddha and disposed of her body piece by piece in different locations.
After feeling suspicious, Shraddha's parents lodged a complaint. The police arrested Aftab who revealed the grizzly details of the murder during interrogation.
A senior police official said that Poonawalla was arrested on Saturday and on interrogation he had revealed that the duo used to fight frequently and she wanted to marry him.
"A case of murder has been registered at Mehrauli police station, " said the official.
The police is searching for the body parts.
In order to avoid suspicion and to evade police arrest, Aftab Ameen Poonawalla read about human anatomy in order to learn how to chop a body, and did Google search on cleaning blood stains, said an official privy to investigation into the sensational Mehrauli murder case.
Aftab was arrested on Saturday for killing his live-in partner, Shraddha Walker, and chopping her body into 35 pieces before dumping them at various locations in the Mehrauli forest area over a period of 18 days.
The family members of Shraddha have claimed that she had told her mother on some occasions that Aftab used to beat her up.
According to the FIR, the family members of the victim opposed her relationship with Aftab, to which she said that she was over 25 years of age and had the right to make her own decisions.