Palghar (Maharashtra): The Maharashtra Police on Wednesday stated that the investigation over Shraddha Walker’s complaint was stopped after the victim withdrew the FIR in 2020.
DCP of Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar (MBVV) Commissionerate, Suhas Bavache said that Shraddha in her written statement had stated that “the dispute between herself and Aaftab Poonawala (the accused) was resolved.”
“Whatever necessary action had to be taken in that matter was done by police at that time. The application that was given by the complainant was also investigated. After the investigation, the complainant herself gave a written statement that there is no dispute. Her friend’s parents also cajoled her to resolve the dispute. She gave the written statement and after that the case was closed,” said Bawche.
Shraddha Filed An FIR in 2020
Shraddha Walker who was allegedly killed by her live-in partner Aftab Amin Poonawalla had filed a complaint in Mumbai’s Vasai Police Station alleging that he threatened her to kill and cut into pieces, throwing them away.
“Today he tried to kill me by suffocating me and he scares me and blackmails me that he will kill me, cut me up in pieces and throw me away. It’s been six months he has been hitting me but I did not have the guts to go to the police because he would threaten to kill me,” read the letter.
The letter further stated that the family of Aftab knew about their live-in relationship and also the fact that he tried to kill her. The family used to visit the couple on weekends and was agreed with the decision of their marriage.
In her letter, she clearly said, “… so any kind of physical damage should be cpnsidered coming from him as he has been blackmailing to kill me or hurt me whenever he sees me anywhere.”
Aftab is accused of strangling his live-in partner Shraddha Walker and chopping her body into 35 pieces. The accused was allegedly high on marijuana when he committed the crime, sources said.