Shradha Walkar's Bones Found In Mehrauli Forest, Confirms DNA Reports
The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) of the CBI has verified that the human remains found in Mehrauli belonged to Shraddha.
NEW DELHI: The DNA of Shraddha Walkar's father has matched with bones found in a south Delhi forest, according to a forensic study report released by the Delhi Police on Thursday. This is the first irrefutable piece of evidence in the horrifying murder case.
According to a senior police officer with knowledge of the forensic report's specifics, the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) of the CBI has verified that the human remains found in Mehrauli belonged to Shraddha.
Aaftab Poonawala, her boyfriend of two years, killed Walkar, 27, on May 18 in a flat in the Chhattarpur Pahadi neighbourhood in south Delhi. Poonawala dismembered the body and deposited its 35 pieces in a south Delhi forest. For the murder, he was detained on November 12.
The locations where Poonawala claimed he threw Walkar's body pieces were taken by police. From a wooded area close to Mehrauli, Chhattarpur, and Gurugram, at least 13 decaying bones were found.
For the purpose of comparing the DNA from the bones found in Mehrauli with the blood samples acquired from Walkar's father and her brother by the police.
The two, who were in a live-in relationship and were originally from Vasai in Maharashtra, close to Mumbai, had travelled to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand before arriving in Delhi around the second week of May. Although Poonawala was charged with murdering Walkar on May 18, the crime was only discovered until Walkar's father reported his son missing and contacted Mumbai police in October.
The Mehrauli police station in Delhi, where Poonawala and Walkar had rented a home on May 15, was the subject of a month-long investigation by Mumbai police. On November 8, he was then asked to report to the police station. After confessing to the killing and explaining how he had dissected his partner's body into at least 35 pieces, kept them in the refrigerator for close to three months, and then disposed of the body parts piece by piece, police detained him four days later.