The Delhi Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly killing his live-in partner, chopping her body into pieces and throwing them at different places in the city over several months, ANI reported on Monday.
The man, Aftab Poonawalla, was arrested on Saturday and sent to police custody for five days by a Delhi court. He has been booked for murder and causing disappearance of evidence.
The police said that Poonawalla strangulated his girlfriend Shraddha Walkar on May 18, cut her body into 35 pieces and disposed of the body parts in a forest in South Delhi.
The woman’s father Madan Walkar, who lives in the Palghar district near Mumbai, had filed a police complaint about his missing daughter in October, The Hindu reported. The complaint was filed in Mumbai, but was transferred to the Mehrauli police station in Delhi on November 8.
The missing complaint was converted into a first information report under abduction charges after authorities tracked down Shraddha’s phone to a house in Delhi’s Chattarpur, where she had been living in with Poonawalla.
According to the police, Poonawalla first claimed that Shraddha had left him, but later admitted to having killed her. An unidentified official told The Hindu that the police took him to the forest and made him recreate the sequence of events. Officials…