Delhi News Highlights: The Delhi Police on Friday said that Aaftab Poonawala, who is accused of murdering his 27-year-old live-in-partner Shraddha Walkar, has tried to mislead the interrogators by claiming that she “had severed her relationship with him and had left their live-in rented accommodation”. In a status note, the police said, “Each uttering of the accused is being assessed upon the crucible of admissible evidentiary value. Multiple teams are camping outstation to recreate the lives of accused and (the victim) together; similarly, multiple teams are carrying out search operations to recover the missing skeletal parts. Several inter-disciplinary teams are working round the clock for documenting, finding discrepancies and further refining the versions and the motives being put forth by the accused.”
The Delhi Police have formed multiple teams to visit Gurgaon, Mumbai, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in connection with the investigation into Shraddha Walkar’s murder. Officers said the teams will look for evidence that they haven’t been able to recover from Delhi, and will also question Walkar’s friends. Aaftab, meanwhile, will undergo a narco-analysis test in the next two-three days as a Delhi court has granted permission for the same.
The body of an unidentified young woman was found in a suitcase on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura, personnel from the area’s Raya police station said, adding that she appears to be in her 20s. The body was found wrapped in plastic, inside a large red-coloured suitcase, and had blood on the face and head. In the evening, the area’s circle officer, Mahavan Alok Singh, said: “In the morning we received information about the suitcase, in which the body of a young woman was found. Efforts are on to identify her. It seems that she was murdered somewhere and her body was left here. There is a suspected gunshot wound near her shoulder; we will find out through a post-mortem whether it is indeed a gunshot.”