The body remains recovered from a suitcase at a forest area in Haryana’s Faridabad on Thursday afternoon are suspected to be of the Shraddha Walkar, who was killed by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawalla in Delhi.
Faridabad Police have contacted the Delhi Police following the recovery of the suitcase with body parts in the Surajkund forest area. According to police, the remains were wrapped in a plastic bag and a sack, and clothes and a belt were also recovered near the suitcase.
Prima facie, it appeared that a person was murdered elsewhere and a part of the body was dumped here to avoid identification, Faridabad Police said in a statement.
Faridabad police have shared the information with Delhi police, and on the basis of which, a team of Mehrauli police of South Delhi, investigating the horrific Shraddha murder case, also reached the spot and joined the investigation.
Delhi police officials suspect that the body remains recovered from the suitcase could be linked with the Shraddha murder case.
The body parts (including torso) found in the suitcase appears to be months old, and it is not clear if they were of a man or woman, said sources.
They said that the body remains have been sent for post-mortem examination, and things will become clear once the post-mortem report is received. “Faridabad police officials have also said that they will keep samples aside, in case Delhi police would want to go for a DNA test,” official sources said.
Aaftab, accused in the macabre Shraddha murder case, is currently in police custody and is undergoing Perceptual Ability Test (PAT) – a psychological analysis test.