“In Heat Of the Moment”: Aftab Poonawala to Delhi court on Shraddha’s murder
by The Canadian Parvasi
Aaftab Poonawala, accused of murdering and dismembering his live-in partner, was produced before a metropolitan magistrate in Saket court via video conferencing on Tuesday, where he stated that whatever is being said about him on social media is “not entirely true.”
The Saket court extended the police custody of Poonawala to four more days.
Poonawala reportedly stated in court that the ordeal occurred “in the heat of the moment”. He claimed that he had not intended to do so, but acted in a fit of rage. He also stated to the court that he was provoked by Walkar, which is why he hit her. He further went on to claim that Walkar was mentally harassing him leading up to the incident.
When asked by the magistrate if any mistreatment occurred during the investigation, the accused supposedly stated that he is cooperating with the police, who are treating him well.
Poonawala’s lawyer, Avinash Kumar, spoke to media outlets informing, “Aftab told the court that he was cooperating but he can’t recall everything at once and will inform as and when he does. He also told the judge that he was provoked because of which he hit.”
It is pertinent to note that while speaking to media outlets, Kumar claimed that his client had not confessed to the murder.
“Police will probably take him for a site visit for evidence collection. The Narco test will be conducted soon. Aftab has requested to meet his family to which the court has granted permission,” Kumar continued further.