According to sources on Wednesday, Aaftab Poonawala, who is suspected of killing his live-in partner Shraddha Walker and dismembering her body into 35 parts before scattering them over Delhi, could undergo a narcoanalysis or lie detector test. A judge has also granted permission. Police requested the tests after discovering multiple inconsistencies in Poonawala's remarks.
26-year-old Walkar was brutally and gruesomely murdered in May at her Chattarpur neighbourhood residence in the capital. She was murdered by being strangled, having her body cut up, stored in a refrigerator, and then meticulously scattered about the city by the accused, Poonawala.
As the cold-blooded nature of the crime comes to light, police are also planning a psychological evaluation of Poonawala. He is accused of using her social media accounts to make it appear as though she was still alive and alerting authorities to the murder after Walkar's father filed a missing person report.
A top Delhi Police officer informed ANI that the tests could determine whether Aaftab is telling the truth and also shed light on his mental health. The authorities claim that Aaftab tried to deceive them with his remarks. Police are also interested in learning more about his relationship with Walkar.