Mehrauli Murder Case: Court Hears Argument on Charges Against Aftab; Next Hearing on March 20

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Tuesday heard arguments on the charges filed against Aftaab Poonawala accused of killing and dismembering the body of his live-in partner.

Additional Sessions Judge Manisha Khurana Kakkar said the arguments on the charges have been heard and a short synopsis has been filed by the prosecution. The legal aid counsel has sought time to address the arguments and the “remaining arguments on charge on March 20 at 2 p.m.”, Judge Kakkar said.

Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad argued the charges against Poonawala, while advocate Javed Hussain appeared as the legal aid counsel for the accused.

As per the 6,000-page chargesheet filed Aaftab’s conduct including his purchases from the ‘Blinkit App’ and other abnormal ones were all revealed. Aftab bought items like a saw, hammer, knives, chopper, trash bags, suitcase, refrigerator, eyebrow razor, and articles for cleaning the washroom among other things from the shopping app.

As per Aftab’s confession to the police, he strangulated Shraddha on May 18 evening and then cut her body into pieces with the saw he purchased. He bought a new fridge on May 19 and stored the body pieces in it. He later disposed them one by one in the forest area near Delhi’s Chhattarpur and Mehrauli, at his convenience. 

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