Aaftab Poonawala has not confessed in court docket to murdering his accomplice Shraddha Walkar, his lawyer mentioned at this time. He additionally mentioned the case in opposition to Aaftab is thus far principally circumstantial proof, which might assist him.
“He’s cooperating with the Delhi Police however he has not confessed in court docket. He has not confessed that he murdered Shraddha,” Aaftab’s court-appointed lawyer Avinash Kumar mentioned in an unique interview to NDTV.
Aaftab Poonawala, 28, is accused of strangling Shraddha Walkar in Might on the Delhi house they shared, chopping up her physique into 35 items and scattering the components throughout town.
Studies mentioned he admitted earlier than a court docket in Delhi that he killed Shraddha within the “warmth of the second” following an argument. “What occurred that occurred in warmth of the second,” Aaftab was quoted as telling the court docket by way of video hyperlink. The court docket has prolonged his custody for 4 extra days.
Chilling particulars of the crime, reportedly given by Aaftab to the police, have been making headlines daily.
The Delhi Police, which arrested Aaftab final Monday, claims he had confessed to the ugly crime. Aaftab allegedly killed Shraddha on Might 18, two days after transferring into a brand new house in south Delhi. A day later, he purchased a 300-litre fridge to retailer her physique components and checked out her severed head daily, studies mentioned.
A confession recorded by the police just isn’t admissible in court docket.
Aaftab “desires to inform every part to Delhi Police”, mentioned Mr Kumar. He mentioned his consumer was “not utterly denying” the crime. “He gave his consent to a Narco take a look at as he desires to cooperate with the police,” he mentioned.
The lawyer mentioned since he took over the case, he had spoken with Aaftab for about 10 minutes. In that point, he had not spoken about Shraddha, he claimed.
“He mentioned he needed to fulfill his counsel for 5 minutes. I believed his physique language was very snug. He was wanting like all regular particular person…his thoughts and bodily situation have been very secure. He was speaking very politely. He’s not nervous…he is aware of of the results of the case however he has religion within the authorized course of,” Mr Kumar mentioned.
On getting ready Aaftab’s defence, Mr Kumar mentioned he was ready for a duplicate of the police chargesheet. “My subsequent technique will probably be primarily based on that. To this point, every part is circumstantial proof. There isn’t any substantial proof.”
The lawyer dismissed the opportunity of going through any anger for defending a person accused of an unspeakable crime.
“It’s his constitutional proper to be defended and it’s my responsibility to defend him. To this point, I’m not nervous.”
The police haven’t discovered very important components of Shraddha’s physique although 13 bones together with the bottom of a cranium and the a part of a jaw have been despatched for a DNA match.
The noticed and blade allegedly used to cut up the physique have been allegedly thrown within the bushes at part of Gurgaon.