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Did Not Anticipate Aftab Ameen Poonawala To Go To This Extent, Says Shraddha Walkar’s Ex Colleague


It was in March 2021 that Walkar left the agency the place she was working with Karan.

New Delhi:

It was in November 2020 that Shraddha Walkar first spoke to me in regards to the bodily assault she was dealing with from Aftab Ameen Poonawala, says her colleague Karan, including that she was about to strategy the police, however issues have been sorted between the couple as a result of intervention by Aaftab’s mother and father.

Karan, who labored with Walker in Mumbai until March 2021, remembers her as a “energetic and energetic particular person”. His chats with Walkar in regards to the assault are doing the rounds on social media. 

Speaking to PTI in a Zoom interview, he says, “On regular days, Shraddha used to leap round in workplace, however on some days when she had fights with Aftab, she remoted herself in order that she doesn’t must lie. I can’t think about Aftab going to this extent…” Poonawala allegedly strangled Walkar, 27, on Could 18 and sawed her physique into 35 items, which he stored in a 300-litre fridge for nearly three weeks at his residence in South Delhi’s Mehrauli earlier than dumping them throughout the town over a number of days previous midnight.

Demanding justice for Walkar, Karan says he is able to co-operate with the police in no matter approach he can.

The WhatsApp chats between Karan and Walkar have revealed a sample of abuse when the sufferer lived with Poonawala of their hometown Vasai close to Mumbai. Equally, footage of Walkar relationship again to 2020 with seen harm marks additionally surfaced on social media.

“These chats are from November 2020 and that was the primary time when she opened up in regards to the home violence and the beatings that she was going by way of in her relationship with Aftab,” he says.

Recollecting how she had despatched him an image by which a black mark below her proper eye and neck bruises have been seen, Karan says he doesn’t have that image now.

All that’s left with him are the chats and a medical report that Walker had shared with him in December when she needed to search therapy for her injured backbone and neck as a result of beating by Poonawala.

Listening to in regards to the abuse, did he counsel her to maneuver out of the unstable relationship? Karan says, “When she began working with me, she by no means informed me about it (home violence)… It was solely in November (2020) when she was badly damage and couldn’t belief anybody that she talked about it…”. Walkar had despatched a misery message and requested for assist, he says, including that he had then known as his good friend Godvin, a resident of Vasai, who took her to the police station and the hospital.

“This was the primary time she sought assist. I additionally spoke to her about what had occurred previously and made certain she didn’t fall prey to the vicious cycle of struggling. However she was very comfortable after that as a result of she was assured by Aftab’s mother and father that he would transfer out of the home,” Karan provides.

He says he didn’t know that Walkar and Poonawala had reconciled and had even began staying collectively.

It was in March 2021 that Walkar left the agency the place she was working with Karan.

“It was her final day at work and that was the day we spent the utmost time collectively. We had stored a farewell for her. She dropped me house after which went to her residence. That was my final assembly together with her,” says Karan.

He says he misplaced contact together with her after that, however all these recollections of her sharing her ordeal with him got here flooding again when he heard about what occurred to Walker.

“I by no means anticipated to listen to such a information… I couldn’t converse to anybody at house. It took me time to come back out of that shock… It was fairly heartbreaking,” he says.

The Delhi Police had on Friday despatched groups to Maharasthra, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh to hunt for proof within the case, with investigators recovering some physique elements in Gurugram at the same time as a court docket right here ordered {that a} narco check be performed on the accused inside 5 days.

In response to police officers, after leaving Mumbai, Walkar and Poonawala had travelled to a number of places and police are visiting these locations to determine whether or not one thing had occurred on these journeys to set off the homicide.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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