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'After killing Shraddha, Aftab gifted her ring to his new girlfriend'

Police have recovered the ring, say reports

(L)Aftab Poonawala being brought to the Mehrauli forest area by Delhi Police; (R) Shraddha Walker (L)Aftab Poonawala being brought to the Mehrauli forest area by Delhi Police; (R) Shraddha Walker

Delhi Police have recovered a ring of Shraddha Walker, which Aftab Amin Poonawala had allegedly gifted to another woman after killing his live-in partner, reports said on Monday. Police have also recovered a weapon which Aftab used to chop up Shraddha's body after her death.

The investigators had earlier claimed that Aftab had dated a woman, days after he killed Shraddha and that he had brought the new girlfriend to his apartment even as the victim's chopped body parts were still lying in his house.

Police have already contacted the woman, reportedly a psychologist, whom Aftab had met on Bumble, the same dating app where he had met Shraddha. The sleuths have also contacted the app to get details about Aftab's profile and those of other women he might have met online.

"The weapon used to cut Shraddha Walkar's body has been recovered by police," PTI quoted sources as saying.

Meanwhile, the remaining sessions of the polygraph test of Aftab is under way at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Rohini. He has already undergone three sessions of the test while two more sessions have been lined up—one each on Monday and Tuesday.

Aftab allegedly strangled Shraddha and chopped her body into over 35 pieces, which he kept in a 300-litre fridge for almost three weeks at his Mehrauli residence in South Delhi, before dumping them in different parts of a forest area over the next several days.

Though the murder allegedly took place on May 17, the bone chilling details of the crime started trickling out after November 12 following Aftab's arrest by the Delhi Police.

A Delhi court initially sent him to five-day police custody which was further extended by five days on November 17. On Tuesday, he was sent to four more days of police custody. On Saturday, the court sent him to judicial custody for 13 days.

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