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Delhi: Man killed, body chopped off in chilling style similar to Shraddha Walkar case; wife, son arrested

Delhi Shraddha Walkar murder: According to police Poonam and her son Deepak first killed Anjan Das by feeding him sleeping pills and chopped his body into small pieces and stored it in the refrigerator.

Reported By : Atul Bhatia Edited By : Nivedita Dash | New Delhi
Updated on: November 28, 2022 18:24 IST
New Delhi: Poonam and her son Deepak, accused in the murder
Image Source : PTI New Delhi: Poonam and her son Deepak, accused in the murder of the formers husband Anjan Das, following their arrest by police, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

In a shocking incident, a woman along with her son was arrested by Crime Branch in Delhi's Pandav Nagar for murdering her husband. They chopped off body into 22 parts, kept them in the refrigerator, and used to dispose of pieces in nearby ground, Delhi Police Crime Branch said.

According to police Poonam and her son Deepak first killed Anjan Das by feeding him sleeping pills and chopped his body into small pieces and stored it in the refrigerator. They then started to dispose of the body by throwing some parts daily in different areas of Pandav Nagar and East Delhi. The residence of the accused where the incident of murder took place is in Delhi's Trilokpuri area, police said.

Interestingly, the case is dated to June when police recovered the body parts. During the interrogation, Poonam confessed to crime and said that Anjan was her third husband. 

India Tv - Screen grab of CCTV footage

Image Source : ANIScreen grab of CCTV footage

During a presser, Delhi Police revealed how Poonam and Deepak planned the murder. Police said, "Anjan Das was missing since las 5-6 months. They made him drink liquor laced with sedatives on May 30 and later slit his throat. They left the body in the flat itself so that the blood drains out. They later chopped the body into 10 pieces and disposed off on June 1 and June 2. Later, they got the house painted to mask the foul smell."

The clothes worn by the two accused (as seen in the CCTV) have been recovered. Mobile phone of the deceased has also been recovered, Ravindra Yadav, Special CP Crime Branch saiid.

"The lady Poonam married Anjan Das in 2017 after her husband Kallu passed away in 2016. Kallu was Deepak's father. Deceased Anjan was married in Bihar too and had 8 children there. He wasn't earning & often use to fight, Amit Goel, DCP Crime said.

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According to reports, while patrolling in the area police personnel noticed a foul smell coming from near the bushes in the Ramlila grounds, in front of 20 Block, Kalyanpuri in the area of PS Pandav Nagar. The information was immediately passed to the local police station that is Pandav nagar police station. On receipt of the information, SHO along with staff reached the spot and found a bag containing severed human parts stuffed in a bag .

Illicit relationship led to murder, police said.

The Delhi Police had on November 12 arrested 28-year-old Aaftab Poonawala for allegedly strangling Walkar, his live-in partner, and sawing her body into 35 pieces which he kept in a 300-litre fridge for almost three weeks at his residence in south Delhi's Mehrauli before dumping them across the city. 

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