Aaftab Poonawala accompanied Shraddha Walkar to Mumbai hospital, says doctor who treated her in 2020; friends say he used to beat her up | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Aftab Poonawala, accused of killing her live-in partner Shraddha Walkar, had accompanied Walkar when she was brought to a hospital in Mumbai for acute shoulder and back pain in the year 2020, news agency ANI quoted the doctor who treated the girl as saying, on Friday.
She was admitted to Ozone Multispecialty Hospital of Nalasopara area in 2020.
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“Shraddha was brought to the hospital on December 3, 2020, and was admitted for four days. She had complained of severe back and shoulder pain with radiculopathy. She however did not reveal the cause of the injuries,” Dr Shiv Prasad Shinde who treated Shraddha at Ozone Multispecialty Hospital of Nalasopara told ANI.

He said, “Shraddha had come with Aftab for treatment.”
“We did not find any external injury marks on her body, and Aftab was with her at the time of admission,” said Shinde.

Earlier, a photo of Shraddha with minor bruises on her nose and near her right eye was also shared by her friends with local media in Mumbai.

They claimed that she was hospitalised after the assault by Aftab.

“She used to complain about Aftab and his addiction. He would often fight with her and beat her too,” claimed Shraddha’s friend Rahul Rai while speaking to ANI.

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.

He was arrested on Saturday after Delhi Police started probing into a missing complaint filed by Shraddha’s father Vikas Walker.
According to the sources, the East Delhi Police had found a chopped head and hand in the Trilokpuri area of Pandav Nagar police station area of the national capital in June this year, which was nearly a month after Shraddha was murdered (on May 18).
Police investigation revealed that the couple had a fight on May 18 during which Aftab killed Shraddha.
Delhi Police sources said the May 18 quarrel was not the first time, Aftab and Shraddha were fighting for three years.
Delhi Police sources had on Thursday said that the accused Aftab Poonawalla had charred his live-in partner’s face to hide her identity.
He first chopped her body into 35 pieces and then burnt her face so that it becomes unidentifiable even if the body parts were discovered.
“During the interrogation, Aftab revealed that he had learnt about all this on the internet, and also about how to hide the body from everyone’s reach,” the sources said.
On Friday, a team of three senior police officials reached Mumbai to investigate the case, and started listing friends and family members of Aftab and Shraddha to record their statements.
Another team of Delhi police was carrying out searches in DLF Phase-3 area of Gurugram to find the remaining pieces of the deceased’s body.
(With inputs from ANI)

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