I killed Shraddha in heat of the moment: Aaftab admits in court


Accused in the Shraddha Walkar murder case, Aaftab Ameen Poonawala on Tuesday told a Delhi court that he murdered his girlfriend and live-in partner in the “heat of the moment”.
The Saket court today extended the police custody of Aaftab Poonawala to four more days after he was produced before the court via video conferencing in a special hearing. Aaftab was produced before the Saket court here after his five-day police custody expired. “What happened that happened in heat of the moment,” Aaftab told the court.
Aaftab also said that he is cooperating in the investigation. He further told the court that he is having difficulty in recalling the incident.
The accused allegedly strangled and then chopped to pieces the body of his Shraddha in May this year.
The Delhi Police has also moved a lower court seeking permission to conduct a polygraph test on Aaftab. Police had earlier said Aaftab, who confessed to killing his live-in partner and chopping her body into 35 pieces, was giving misleading answers to questions.
Metropolitan magistrate Aviral Shukla of Saket Court referred the matter to Magistrate Vijayshree Rathore, who granted permission for a narco analysis test on Aftab.
Aaftab was produced before the Saket court here after the expiry of his five-day police custody. The court extended police custody of Aaftab for the next four days in the Shraddha Walkar murder case. He was produced on a special hearing on 22 November.