Shraddha Walkar's father testifies in court on her birthday, says ‘Aaftab cut body in toilet, then…’
On August 5, which marks the birth anniversary of Shraddha Walkar, her father Vikas Madan Walkar testified in a court in New Delhi. The court was recording the statements of the witnesses in connection with Walkar's sensational killing by her live-in-partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala last year.
Vikas said in the court that Poonawala had disclosed to him that he chopped the body of Shraddha into pieces in the toilet after killing her and then threw the pieces in a forested area near Chhattarpur, reported news agency ANI.
28-year-old Poonawala, who was in a live-in relationship with Shraddha, had strangulated the latter on May 18 last year. The accused then dismembered Shraddha's body, stored the body parts in a fridge and gradually threw them at desolate places across Delhi.
The statement of Vikas, who is the case's key prosecution witness, was recorded by additional sessions judge Manisha Khurana Kakkar on Saturday (August 5). His cross-examination was deferred by the court on August 9 after recording his examination.
While recording the statement, Vikas also said that 13 bones were discovered by the Delhi Police, which included a pelvic bone from a place that was identified by the accused in the investigation.