Powered by

Home India

Why Aftab introduced himself as Shraddha husband in Hospital?

Aftab Shraddha; In the year 2020, Shraddha Walkar was admitted to Nalasopara Hospital in Mumbai for three days due to suspicions

By Ground report
New Update
Why Aftab introduced himself as Shraddha husband in Hospital?

In the year 2020, Shraddha Walkar was admitted to Nalasopara Hospital in Mumbai for three days due to suspicions of internal injuries.

Aftab introduced himself as husband

Doctor Shivprasad Shinde from Ozone Hospital said that Shraddha had come to the hospital on December 3, 2020. He was complaining of neck and back pain, due to which he was unable to walk. He continued to take physiotherapy for three days.

According to police officers in Mumbai and Delhi, Shraddha and Aaftab got in touch through the dating app Bumble in 2019 when she was working at a call center in Malad.

The doctor said that "when Shraddha was admitted, Aftab was with her during that time and described himself as Shraddha's husband." "When she was discharged from the hospital, we called her to ask about her health, but there was no contact from her and she didn't even come to the hospital after three days."

Physical abuse

Dr. Shinde told The Indian Express that even after asking several times, Shraddha avoided saying the reason for the injury. He said: "She was suffering from such injuries which are the cause of the physical abuse of her."

Shraddha's medical report at the time said that she had severe pain in her back and neck five days before arriving at the hospital and she had great difficulty moving.

Police are also investigating a conversation Shraddha had with her friend in November 2020. This conversation appears to be a few days before Shraddha was admitted to the hospital.

In a message sent to her friend on November 24, 2020, Shraddha writes, “I won't be able to go today after they killed me yesterday. I feel like my blood pressure is low and my body doesn't have the courage to get out of bed.

Mumbai-based Shraddha Walkar lived with her partner Aftab Poonawalla in Delhi's Chhatarpur and in May this year, Aftab murdered her and dismembered her body into several pieces and dumped it in Mehrauli forests. The murder case came to light after five months in November, when Shraddha's family and friends living in Mumbai filed a complaint with the police over the lack of contact with her.

Whatsapp chat

On November 24, 2020, Shraddha texted her former manager about taking a day off from the office because of "all the beating yesterday." She said: “So yesterday everything was fixed after I went to her parents' house. She is going to move today.

These gory details of the history of abuse and violent assault she suffered at the hands of her boyfriend are coming to light through chats shared by her friends, colleagues and acquaintances. The chats also reveal that she did not want to continue in the relationship.

“And I won't be able to do it today because from all the beating yesterday I think my bp is low and my body hurts. Energy nahi bachi hai bed se uthne ki (I have no energy to get out of bed),” she wrote.

She further added, “I need to make sure she moves in today.” Apparently, the violence was affecting her work.

What was revealed in the inquiry

  • Delhi Police has told that after the murder Aftab threw Shraddha’s phone, and now the police are looking for that phone.
  • Police said that even after killing Shraddha, Aftab kept using her Instagram account till June to make people think that Shraddha was alive.
  • However, till now the police have not been able to find the weapon which was used by Aftab to dismember Shraddha’s body.
  • The Delhi police investigation revealed that the couple had frequent fights. Additionally, Poonawala continued to meet multiple women on the dating app after killing Walkar.
  • In March-April, the duo went to hill stations. They had both travelled to Himachal Pradesh for a few days and stayed together where they met a man who lived in Chhatarpur.
  • Poonawalla said that she used to carry her body parts in black aluminium foil at 2:00 a.m. due to the low movement of people at that time.
  • Aftab used to sleep every day in the same room where she had cut up her body after killing Shraddha. He used to see her face after putting it in the fridge. Aftab had cleaned out the fridge after disposing of the body parts.

What is known so far?

  • Shraddha and Aftab met through a dating app in Mumbai.
  • In 2018, Shraddha used to work in a call center in Mumbai.
  • Shraddha lived with her mother and her father lived separately.
  • In 2019, Shraddha told her mother about Aftab and expressed her desire to be together. But the mother refused due to different religion.
  • Shraddha got angry and left the house and started living in live-in with Aftab.
  • According to the FIR, a few days later, Shraddha told her mother that Aftab used to beat her up.
  • After some time Shraddha’s mother passed away. Then Shraddha called her father and talked about it and after meeting him also told him about Aftab.
  • When there was no contact with Shraddha for two months, her friend informed about this to Shraddha’s brother. After which the father filed a missing report in Mumbai.
  • In the Mumbai police investigation, Shraddha’s last location was found in the Mehrauli area of Delhi.
  • The matter reached the Delhi Police and in the investigation the needle of suspicion reached Aftab.
  • Police say that during interrogation, Aftab confessed to killing Shraddha and dismembering his body and throwing it into the forest.
  • The police investigation revealed that Aftab and Shraddha often quarrelled over the marriage issue and on May 18, Aftab killed Shraddha in a fit of rage and also bought a new large refrigerator to hide the body parts.
  • Police have recovered a fridge from Aftab’s home.
  • However, so far no clue has been found about the weapon used in the murder. The search for him continues.
  • The police said that Aftab and Shraddha had only come to live in the Mehrauli area in May.


Follow Ground Report for Climate Change and Under-Reported issues in India. Connect with us on FacebookTwitterKoo AppInstagramWhatsapp and YouTube. Write us on [email protected]