Aaftab Poonawala Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Religion: Islam Age: 28 Years Caste: Khoja Community

Bio/Wiki
Full name Aaftab Amin Poonawala [1]Hindustan Times
Profession(s) • Graphic Designer
• Food Blogger
Known For Murdering his live-in partner Shraddha Walker by strangling her to death and chopping off her body into 35 pieces before dumping it in the forest area of Chhatarpur in Delhi in 2022
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 6”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Career
Associated With Hungrychokro Escapades (an Instagram food blog page)
Personal Life
Date of Birth Year 1994
Age (as of 2022) 28 Years
Birthplace Vasai, Maharashtra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Vasai, Maharashtra
School St. Francis High School in Vasai West, Maharashtra [2]Aaftab Poonawala – Facebook
College/University L. S. Raheja College, Mumbai [3]Aaftab Poonawala – Facebook
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Management Studies degree (2012-2015) [4]Aaftab Poonawala – Facebook
Religion Aaftab Poonawala follows Islam. Reportedly, he belongs to the Khoja community, [5]The Times of India a Muslim community converted from Hinduism to Islam in the 14h century under the influence of peers/pirs (the Sufi spiritual guides).
Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Shraddha Walker
Family
Wife/Spouse N/A
Parents Father– Amin Poonawala (wholesale supplier of shoes)
Mother– Name Not Known (homemaker)
Siblings Brother– Ahad Poonawala

Some Lesser Known Facts About Aaftab Poonawala

  • Aaftab Poonawala, an Indian graphic designer and food blogger, is accused of murdering Shraddha Walker, 27, and dismembering it before dumping it in the forest area of Chhatarpur in Delhi.
  • Reportedly, in 2018, Aaftab and Shraddha met through ‘Bumble,’ an online dating app, in Mumbai.
    Aaftab and Shraddha
  • Aaftab and Shraddha decided to shift to Delhi in March 2022 and started living in a rented house in the Chhatarpur area, Mehrauli, when their parents did not accept their relationship. Some media sources claim that Aaftab shifted to Delhi, believing that he would get better opportunities in Delhi in the IT sector; however, Shraddha left her house and moved in with Aaftab when her parents refused to accept her relationship with him.
  • In an interview, Shraddha’s friend, Rajat Shukla, disclosed that Shraddha was in a violent relationship with Aaftab. Rajat mentioned that Shraddha once told her friends about Aaftab’s aggressive behaviour and that she wanted to get out of this relationship but she could not. Rajat Shukla, in the interview, said,
    Today suddenly the news flashed on the mobile of her murder. I was shaken to the core of my soul that my friend has been murdered. She had 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 Aaftab beats her. She wanted to leave him but couldn’t do so.” [6]The Times of India

  • Reportedly, the couple was facing arguments frequently and their relationship started becoming sour. The duo even decided to take a trip to the hills in the month of March and April for a new beginning of their relationship. [7]The Times of India The couple, however, again started having arguments. On 18 May 2022, Aaftab, in anger after being pressurised by Shraddha for getting married, strangled her to death and chopped off her body into 35 pieces using a saw and kept it in a 300-litre refrigerator, which he bought from the local market, in his rented flat in Delhi. Reportedly, Aaftab threw the pieces in different places across the city in a row.
    The refrigerator in which Aaftab kept Shraddha’s body in pieces
  • Reportedly, he stored ice creams and other things in the refrigerator along with Shraddha’s body.
  • Reportedly, after being informed by one of Shraddha’s friends in September 2022 about Shraddha’s disappearance for almost 2.5 months, Shraddha’s father lodged a missing complaint at Manickpur police station in Vasai, Maharashtra, on 12 October 2022. The case was later transferred to Mehrauli police station in New Delhi based on Shraddha’s last location. [8]The Times of India
  • On 11 November 2022, Aaftab Poonawala was arrested from his house in Chhatarpur under the IPC sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing the disappearance of evidence of an offence committed). [9]The Times of India
    Accused Aaftab Poonawala, along with Delhi police personnel, at Mehrauli Police Station, in New Delhi, on November 14, 2022
  • According to reports, Aaftab read about the anatomy and watched crime web series and movies before murdering Shraddha. [10]Hindustan Times Reportedly, Aaftab watched ‘Dexter,’ an American crime drama web series, and developed the plan to commit such a heinous crime. [11]NDTV
  • Reportedly, after killing Shraddha, Aaftab would take some pieces of her body wrapped in a black foil and throw them in the forest area of Chhatarpur, Delhi, without the foil [12]NDTV and would also feed some of the pieces to the strays. [13]The Times of India
    Accused Aaftab Poonawala being taken to the forest area in Mehrauli near Delhi, where he allegedly disposed of pieces of Shraddha’s body
  • According to media sources, Aaftab googled the ways to clean the floor with blood stains. [14]The Times of India
  • Reportedly, Aaftab continued living in the same apartment after committing the crime. According to the officials, after the death of Shraddha, Aaftab dated other women who allegedly visited him at the flat; however, his account on the dating app was used to track down the women he dated and who visited him at the flat within 15-20 days of Shraddha’s murder. [15]DNA
  • According to sources, Aaftab, during interrogation, confronted that strangling Shraddha to death was easier for him than disposing of her body. [16]The Times of India
  • Reportedly, Shraddha’s father, Vikash Walker, suspected Aaftab’s involvement in the disappearance of his daughter and believed that there must be a ‘love jihad’ angle in the case of his daughter’s murder. In an interview, Vikash Walker said,
    I suspected a love jihad angle. We demand the death penalty for Aftab. I trust Delhi Police and the probe moving in the right direction. Shraddha was close to her uncle and didn’t talk to me much. I was never in touch with Aftab. I lodged the first complaint in Mumbai’s Vasai.” [17]DT Next
    The missing FIR filed by Shraddha’s father, Vikash Madan Walkar
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↑1 Hindustan Times
↑2, ↑3, ↑4 Aaftab Poonawala – Facebook
↑5 The Times of India
↑6, ↑14 The Times of India
↑7, ↑13 The Times of India
↑8 The Times of India
↑9 The Times of India
↑10 Hindustan Times
↑11 NDTV
↑12 NDTV
↑15 DNA
↑16 The Times of India
↑17 DT Next

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