Aftab Poonawala, an Indian graphic designer and food blogger, is accused of murdering Shraddha Walker, 27, and chopping her body before dumping it in the forest area of Chhatarpur in Delhi.Reportedly, in 2018, Aftab and Shraddha met through ‘Bumble,’ an online dating app, in Mumbai. Aftab and Shraddha.Aftab 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 Aftab 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 Aftab 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 Aftab. Rajat mentioned that Shraddha once told her friends about Aftab’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.” 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. The Times of India The couple, however, again started having arguments. On 18 May 2022, Aftab, 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, Aftab threw the pieces in different places across the city in a row. According to some sources, Aftab and Shraddha would often argue over bringing household items and bearing daily expenses. The refrigerator in which Aftab 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. The Times of India.On 11 November 2022, Aftab 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). The Times of India Accused Aftab Poonawala, along with Delhi police personnel, at Mehrauli Police Station in New Delhi on 14 November 2022.According to reports, Aftab read the human anatomy and watched crime web series and movies before murdering Shraddha. Hindustan Times Reportedly, Aftab watched ‘Dexter,’ an American crime drama web series, and hatched the plan to commit such a heinous crime. NDTV.Reportedly, after killing Shraddha, Aftab 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 NDTV and feed some of the pieces to the strays. The Times of India Accused Aftab Poonawala being taken to the forest area in Mehrauli near Delhi, where he allegedly disposed of pieces of Shraddha’s body.