November 26, 2022

In the letter of complaint dated November 23, 2020, Walkar also claimed that Poonawala used to hit her and that his parents knew about it

Mumbai: Call center worker Shraddha Walkar had complained to Maharashtra police two years ago that her partner Aaftab Poonawala, who is accused of brutally murdering her, tried to kill her and she feared he would cut them into pieces and throw them away, an official said here on Wednesday.

In the letter of complaint dated November 23, 2020, Walkar also claimed that Poonawala used to hit her and that his parents knew about it.

Poonawala, 28, is said to have strangled his partner Walkar and saw her body into 35 pieces, which he kept in a 300 liter refrigerator at his residence in the Mehrauli area of ​​South Delhi for almost three weeks before throwing them over dumped across the city for several days at midnight. The murder happened in May of this year.

Walkar was from the town of Vasai in the Palghar district of Maharashtra.

In her complaint to Tulinj Police in Palghar in November 2020, Walkar claimed: “Poonawala abused and beat me.”

“Today he wanted to kill me by choking me and he scares and blackmails me that he will kill me, cut me to pieces and throw me anyway. It’s been six months since he hit me. But didn’t I have the courage to go? to the police because he would threaten to kill me,” Walkar said in the complaint.

“His parents know that he hits me and that he tried to kill me,” she told police.

Walkar also said in the letter that Poonawala’s parents knew they were living together and they visited her on weekends.

“I’ve lived with him to this day as we were to be married soon and had his family’s blessings. From now on I am not willing to live with him so any kind of physical harm should be assumed to be from him as he was blackmailing me, killing me or hurting me whenever he sees me anywhere.” , she explained in the letter.

On Tuesday, Poonawala underwent a lie detector test after a court granted Delhi Police permission while investigators found further evidence including bloodstains in the apartment where they both lived.

Poonawala told a Delhi court on Tuesday that he acted “in the heat of the moment” and that it was not “premeditious,” according to Abinash Kumar, the defendants’ lawyer.

Kumar later said after speaking with Poonawala that he “never confessed to killing Walkar in court”.

Sources said that a questionnaire for the lie detector test was prepared so that the sequence of events in the gruesome murder could be ascertained.

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