The police additionally took accused Aaftab Poonawala to the flat the place he and Walkar lived to assemble extra proof within the grisly homicide of Shraddha Walkar.
“We have taken up the matter. Our teams of forensic experts had an elaborative discussion with the officials of Delhi Police regarding the narco analysis test to be conducted and are preparing for the same,” a senior official from Rohini’s Forensic Science Laboratory informed PTI.
Components of cranium recovered
The police have recovered fragments of cranium and different physique components, largely bones, on the third day of intensive searches within the forest areas of Mehrauli and Guruguam within the Delhi-NCR area. These will likely be despatched for forensic evaluation.
Poonawala allegedly strangled Walkar, 27, on Might 18 and chopped her physique into practically three dozen items which he saved in a 300-litre fridge for nearly three weeks at his residence in South Delhi’s Mehrauli earlier than dumping them throughout town over a number of days previous midnight.
Not removed from Mehrauli, Police together with groups of MCD had been concerned in pumping out water from a pond since Sunday afternoon. The train started following Poonwala’s declare that he had thrown her head and another stays within the water physique.
Police personnel perform a search operation within the forest space of Mehrauli (ANI)
“We have heard that some body parts are dumped here and the search for them is underway. They are taking out the water from the pond. This pond supplies water to the tubewells in the area,” mentioned Mahavir Pradhan, president of the RWA of the village.
He mentioned that they’re prepared to assist the police however there might be one other approach of discovering the physique components, reasonably than emptying the pond.”Divers could have been deployed to look for the body parts,” he mentioned.
Narco take a look at seemingly tomorrow
In the meantime, the Delhi Police have ready a 40-item questionnaire for the narco-analysis take a look at of Aaftab Poonawala to be carried out in all probability on Monday.
Police had been taking the assistance of consultants for the preparation of the questionnaire.
The narco take a look at has been necessitated as a result of, as an officer disclosed, “During interrogation, Aaftab is continuously changing his statements. He answers questions confidently without showing any sign of nervousness.”
A senior Forensic Science Laboratory official mentioned that narco-analysis was time consuming and a sequence of exams was carried out earlier than the narco take a look at.
The pre-narco exams decide the medical parameters of the particular person and embody analyses by psychologists.
‘Aafter developed hatred for Walkar’
On Thursday, a courtroom had permitted town police to query Poonawala for 5 extra days in its custody.
Sources aware of the probe mentioned that Poonawala claims that he burnt three images of Walkar within the kitchen after killing her.
Throughout interrogation, the accused mentioned that he had developed a hatred for Walkar and combed via the varied belongings of the couple after murdering her.
The three massive images of Walkar had been in his bed room, together with two solo images from their Uttarakhand tour and a 2020 image of the couple close to Mumbai’s Gateway of India.
Throughout interrogation, he mentioned that he needed to destroy each proof associated to Walkar in the home. Police have recovered a bag of Walkar’s belongings, together with her sneakers and garments from the home.
Because the police are scouring for proof to nail Poonawala in courtroom and guarantee his conviction, consultants right here mentioned that circumstantial proof and forensic examination maintain the important thing in such circumstances.
Noting that it’s a six-month-old homicide, former Delhi Police commissioner S N Shrivastava mentioned the scene of the crime has been cleaned up and police are relying on the confession of the accused, who appears to be a “clever” particular person.
“It is going to be a very difficult case and will require the help of all organs of the criminal justice system to nail him down. Police will get what it can, but the court will also have to understand the situation and act accordingly,” he informed PTI.
Police groups are shuttling between Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Dehradun and a few areas in Himachal Pradesh as a part of the probe into the homicide case.
(With inputs from PTI)