Hours after police in Delhi arrested a man accused of murdering his live-in partner, chopping up her body and disposing of it piece by piece, their counterpart in Maharashtra said the accused – Aftab Poonawalla – had ‘changed his statement every time’ they spoke to him. Sampat Patil, an inspector from the Manikpur police station in Palghar district. Told ANI that Poonawalla informed them the victim. Who used to work at a Maharashtra contact centre – and he ‘used to live together’ and that she left him in May following a quarrel.
According to preliminary investigations
“We forwarded the missing (person’s) case to Delhi after consulting with our superiors. We cannot disclose when or how he murdered the girl since the Delhi Police are investigating”, he stated. According to Delhi Police, Poonawalla reportedly murdered the 26-year-old woman. Dismembered and kept her body in a fridge (bought specifically for this purpose). Scattered the pieces across the national capital over the following two weeks. According to a senior police officer. Confessed to the murder and informed authorities he sliced the woman’s corpse into 35 parts.
He detained following a complaint by the victim’s father at the Mehrauli police station in Delhi. Stated that he had been unable to reach his daughter for months.
She met the accused while working at a contact centre in Mumbai. Because her parents disapproved of him, they moved to Delhi to live together. The couple had a furious dispute on May 18, according to information from the confession, which is not admissible in court unless it is supported by additional evidence (only confessions before a judge are allowed). She strangled at that point.
Poonawalla, who had sliced up her corpse, would leave home every night for the following two weeks, authorities alleged, and discard a handful of the parts in various spots throughout Delhi. The police have also stated that they are attempting to find some of the body pieces and collect additional forensic evidence in order to determine the sequence of events.