India: Muslim man chops his Hindu live-in partner into 35 pieces
On Saturday (12 November 2022), the police nabbed a Muslim man for murdering his Hindu live-in partner and disposing of her chopped body in the National Capital of India, New Delhi.
The accused was identified as Aftab Poonawala, aged 28. He met the victim, 26 year old Shraddha Madan Walkar, in Mumbai, the financial capital of India in 2018 or so. The duo worked together at a call centre. Shraddha fell in love with Aftab and eloped from her home after her parents disapproved of her relationship with Aftab.
The duo, thereafter, began living together in the Mehrauli area of Delhi. On 18 May 2022, he strangled her to death. The accused then purchased a refrigerator and stored her body in it for several days. He chopped his partner into 35 pieces and disposed them at 18 different locations in Delhi.
Reportedly, he would go out every night at 2 am to dump the body parts and destroy the evidence of his heinous crime.
When her parents tried to convince her against Aaftab before she eloped, Shraddha told them, “I am 25 years of age and have the legal right to take all my decisions. I am going to be in a live-in relationship with Aaftab, and I am no more your daughter.”
This episode is mentioned in the first information report (FIR) filed last week by Shraddha’s father Vikas Madan Walkar in New Delhi, regarding disappearance of his daughter.
Acting on this complaint, the police launched a search for Shraddha, which led them to the revelation that Aaftab had murdered her in May 2022.
Aaftab was arrested on 11 November and sent to judicial custody three days later. As per police, Aaftab told them that he strangled Shraddha in a fit of rage on 18 May.
To dispose of her body, he looked up the Internet and took inspiration from a web-series named Dexter. He bought a 300-litre refrigerator and chopped Shraddha’s body into 35 pieces using a butcher’s knife.
He stored the pieces in the refrigerator, using a chemical named formaldehyde to preserve them. Every night after midnight, he would go out and throw some pieces in the jungle or feed them to stray dogs. This is how he disposed of the entire body in the next 18 days.
He minced her intestine into finely diced shreds. As per a report, he also kept his cache of ice cream and chilled beverages alongside the body.
“Fearing that the body would smell, Aftab first threw the intestine. He cut the body into tiny parts to fit into the fridge and threw them in 18-20 trips around 2 cm each night. The head and the torso were kept till August,” the source was quoted as saying. Notably, the human intestines, both small and large, measure around 20 feet or more. They weigh about 3-4 kilograms on average.
To keep up the pretence that Shraddha was alive, he would chat with her friends through Instagram.
The complaint by Shraddha’s father says that while her family lost all contact with her for her refusal to break up with Aaftab, they got information from a friend of Shraddha on 14 September 2022 that for the last two months, she had been unreachable through phone.
The father lodged a missing person complaint. The complaint offers some insight into the behaviour of Aaftab with Shraddha: It says that Shraddha had confided in her mother in 2019 that Aaftab used to physically assault her.
At that time, Shraddha’s father was living separately from his wife and children while Shraddha had begun living-in with Aaftab. The father and the mother advised Shraddha to break up with Aaftab. She paid no heed.
In 2020, Shraddha’s mother passed away. After a month, Shraddha came to her father’s house, telling him that Aaftab had assaulted her again. While her father advised her to leave Aaftab, she got back with Aaftab after he apologised to her. This episode led to total collapse in communication between Shraddha and her father.
As per the complaint, Shraddha’s father did not know that she had left Vasai (in Mumbai) and moved to New Delhi with Aaftab. The Delhi police told the media on 14 November 2022 that they had recovered 18 pieces of Shraddha’s body. Aaftab killed Shraddha as she was pressuring him to marry her, the police told the media citing Aaftab’s confession.
However, The Times of India has quoted an unnamed friend of Shraddha, saying that it was unlikely that she was pestering him for marriage. It is quite possible that she may have been killed after expressing her desire to leave the relationship. Aaftab made contradictory claims too, first claimed that she had left him, and then claimed that she was pressurizing for marriage.
Friends of Shraddha have revealed details of their toxic and abusive relationship, indicating that Shraddha was unhappy and desperate to break off the relationship.
According to her acquaintances, Shraddha stated that she was “living in hell” and was frightened that her partner Aftab would “kill her.” The couple’s neighbours and friends reported that they used to fight frequently, and Walkar was afraid for her life.
While speaking to leading news agency ANI, her friend Rajat Shukla revealed that initially, the couple had started out in a happy relationship, but things soon turned sour between them and Shraddha told her friends that Aftab had been assaulting her and she wanted to leave him.
Shukla said, “She told us in 2019 that she was in a relationship since 2018. They lived together. Initially, they lived happily, but then Shraddha started saying that Aftab beats her. She wanted to leave him but couldn’t do so.”
Laxman Nadar, another friend of the victim, was quoted by newspaper DNA as saying, “They used to have a lot of fights. There was a fight to such an extent that she texted me on WhatsApp and asked me to take her somewhere that night. She said that if she lived with Aftab that night, he would kill her.”
Nadar said that her friends had assisted her in leaving the house when Aftab became violent. He added that they even threatened Aftab that they would phone the police and file a complaint against him.
Aftab Amin had sex with multiple women in his house while his victim’s dismembered body was lying in the fridge
On Tuesday, November 15, the Delhi police revealed that the accused, Aftab Amin Poonawalla, continued bringing other women home and had sex with them while Shraddha’s dismembered body remained in his fridge. The police confirmed that the disturbing disclosure was made by the accused Aftab during his interrogation.
Aftab confessed that he kept meeting other women through the dating app after he killed Shraddha in May this year. He brought those women to his house in Chhattarpur Pahadi in south Delhi where he had sex with them. All this while, Shraddha Vikas Walkar’s body which he chopped into 35 pieces kept lying in that refrigerator frozen, wrapped in multiple plastic bags.
The police further said that even though those women who frequented Aftab’s house noticed many incense sticks lit in the residence, a strong fragrance of room fresheners, and a harsh stench of chlorine, they did not suspect a cover-up.
Aftab installed the dating App Bumble shortly after the murder. On the dating app, he got in touch with another woman who was a psychologist by profession stated The Indian Express while quoting sources.
Ankit Chauhan, Additional DCP (South), said, “We suspect the woman was shouting or screaming during the fight and the man tried to silence her by strangling and overpowering her. She died during the struggle.”
The report mentioned that the other woman whom Aftab got in touch with on the dating app had visited his house a couple of times in June and July. Shraddha’s body parts were still in the fridge and the kitchen while Aftab hosted the new woman at his flat.
The Delhi police revealed that Aftab showed no remorse for murdering Shraddha. The only time he cried was reportedly when his father visited the police station after his arrest.
Reports mention that the accused Aftab stayed in the same room where he had murdered the woman and used to look at the face of the woman that he had chopped off and kept in the refrigerator.
This case is yet another addition to a series of cases where Muslim men trap non-Muslim women in relationships for purposes of conversion or sexual exploitation, often murdering them if they resist.
There are numerous such cases of killings of Hindus by Muslims in India, and as compared to that, the number of cases of killings of Muslims in retaliation or in similar inter-religious affairs are very lesser in number. In India, as per the 2011 census, the Hindus are 79.8% while Muslims are 14.23%. But the actual violent behavior, killings, attempted murders and forcible conversions by Muslims are far more. There are almost zero, if not completely zero, cases of Muslims being forced to convert to Hinduism, and very few cases of attacks on them, as compared to attacks by them on others. But this doesn’t suit the narrative of Leftists and Islamists, who want to paint Muslims as victims.
The claim that ‘Love Jihad’ is merely a ‘conspiracy theory’ is another lie. It is a brutal fact, seen from the numerous cases of conversions, attempted conversions, and a pattern of using fake identities to deceive non-Muslim women, including Christian women in the state of Kerala [in which Christians are more than 18% of the population].Islamists and Leftists have tried to suppress the killings of Hindu men by radical Muslims for having affairs with Muslim women, e.g. Ankit Saxena, Dablu Singh, Rahul Rajput in the national capital of India itself, and numerous others in various other places. As just one example, Sanjay Kumar, a Hindu was tortured, mutilated and brutally killed by Muslims in Haryana state of India in August 2018, for having a Muslim wife, and not converting to Islam.
There is a compilation of around 130 cases of rape, murder, attempted murder, conversion or attempted conversion of Hindu women by Muslims in India, mostly post-2014 when the supposed right-wing Hindu nationalist BJP came to power at the Centre in India. This can be read here https://www.mediafire.com/file/nlwil11i02mctwn/Murder_or_r%2Ap%2A_or_conversion_or_attempted_conversion_of_Hindu_women_by_Muslims_in_India.pdf/file or here
There have been many brutal cases in the past. In 2018, a Muslim in India’s financial capital Mumbai held a 27-year old Hindu girl captive & sexually assaulted her for 2 and half months, also tonsured her head, threatened to kill her, after she refused to convert to Islam & marry him. He showed her videos of evangelist Zakir Naik. He showed her mobile phone videos of him sexually assaulting her and started to blackmail her. Initially, he kept her confined to his home during which he repeatedly raped her and also beat her with leather belt. He took away her debit card and withdrew Rs. 40,000 from her account. This happened in India, not in Pakistan.
Can anyone imagine Hindu men doing this to Muslim women, trying to force them to convert to Hinduism, in Pakistan, or for that matter, even in India? There was absolutely no reprisal on a single Muslim in India after this incident. Since the religions of the rapist and victim were inconvenient, the media almost totally suppressed this case.
In October 2020, a 21-year old Hindu girl Nikita Tomar was shot dead in broad daylight on CCTV camera in the state of Haryana by Muslims for refusing to convert to Islam and marry her stalker. Her killers got life imprisonment, which is only a 14-year jail term. There was absolutely no reprisal. An identical incident similar to the Nikita Tomar case happened in the same state of Haryana in December 2021 again in which the girl miraculously survived-till now.
There is a pattern of Muslim men using fake Hindu names to befriend Hindu girls in India, and after marriage revealing their true name and religion and forcing the girl to convert to Islam. Many such cases have been documented, with the pattern being clearly evident, by courageous journalists of a magazine Swarajya. The cases can be seen here. There was a high-profile case involving a national level woman shooter of India, named Tara Sahdeo, whose partner introduced himself as Ranjit Kumar Kohli, but after marriage revealed himself to be Raqibul Hasan Khan and tried to force her to convert to Islam. This was attempted in case of an individual with such a national level status.
Swarajya has reported a large number of cases of a similar nature. Here is a brief list: