As investigation into the gruesome murder of Shraddha Walkar continues, Delhi Police today launched a search for the victim’s head in a pond in the city’s Mehrauli area.
According to sources, Shraddha’s boyfriend and the alleged killer, Aftab Poonawala, told the investigating team that he had dumped his girlfriend’s dismembered head in a pond.
Following the sensational disclosure, a team of officers from Delhi Police, along with workers from Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), today started emptying out the water from a Mehrauli pond.
Shraddha and Aftab had moved to Delhi from Mumbai in May this year and were live-in partners at a rented apartment in Chhatarpur.
Following an argument over expenses and infidelity, Aftab reportedly strangled Shraddha to death. He later cut up her body into 35 pieces and kept them in a fridge at their apartment, before disposing them of in a jungle in Mehrauli over 18 days, police had said.
Meanwhile, an investigating team from Delhi Police has reached Mumbai to follow up on a lead that could be crucial in further piecing together the murder inquiry.
According to sources, officers from Delhi Police reached Vasai, in Mumbai, today and along with officers from Mumbai Police, they left for Mira Road to inquire about a parcel that Aftab had reportedly couriered through a logistics company there.