Shraddha Walkar and Aftab Poonawala: India gripped by gruesome 'fridge murder'

Shraddha Walkar and Aftab Poonawala: India gripped by gruesome 'fridge murder'

Nov 25, 2022 by BBC News - World

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  • Mr Poonawala is in custody and has not yet made any public statement, but on Tuesday, he told a court that "the information being spread against me is not correct" and that he was "fully cooperating with the police investigation".
  • On Wednesday, a handwritten note surfaced that Delhi police said was written by Ms Walkar in 2020 in which she had complained to the Mumbai police that he had beaten her up and "was threatening to kill her and cut her up into pieces" - exactly what police allege happened two year later.
  • Armed with metal detectors, police have also been combing bushes in Gurgaon, a Delhi suburb, for knives that were allegedly used to hack the body and after divers fished out some bones from a pond in Delhi's Maidan Garhi area, it was emptied to find more evidence.
  • Image source, Getty Images Image caption, After divers fished out some bones from a pond in Delhi's Maidan Garhi area, it was emptied to find more evidence There has been criticism of Delhi police that they have little concrete evidence and that their case is entirely built on circumstantial evidence that would not stand scrutiny in court.

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