Shraddha Walker Age, Death, Boyfriend, Caste, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Murder
Father: Vikash Madan Walker
Age: 27 Years

Shraddha Walker

Full nameShraddha Vikash Walker
Profession(s)• Customer Service Representative [1]The Times of India
• Sales Manager [2]The Times of India
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 3”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1995
BirthplaceVasai, Maharashtra
Date of Death18 May 2022 [3]The Times of India
Place of DeathChhatarpur Pahadi, Delhi [4]The Times of India
Age (at the time of death) 27 Years
Death CauseMurdered by her live-in partner, Aftab Poonawala
Nationality Indian
College/UniversityVIVA Institute of Technology in Virar, Maharashtra
Educational QualificationPursued Bachelor of Mass Media degree at the VIVA Institute of Technology (dropped-out) [5]The Times of India
CasteKoli [6]The Times of India
AddressC-504, Sanskruti Apartment, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Near G. G. College, Vasai West, District Palghar, Maharashtra
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Unmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsAftab Poonawala
Aftab Poonawala
ParentsFather- Vikash Madan Walker
Vikash Walker
Mother- Suman Madan Walker (deceased)
SiblingsBrother- Shreejay Walker

Shraddha Walker

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shraddha Walker

  • Shraddha Walker, an Indian woman from Maharashtra, was strangled to death by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawala in 2022. Reportedly, her body was chopped into 35 pieces by her boyfriend and was disposed of in different places in the forest area of South Chhatarpur in Delhi.
  • Her name is also spelt as Shraddha Walkar. [7]The Indian Express
  • According to sources, Shraddha joined an organisation in Mumbai in April 2017 as a Customer Service Representative and worked till March 2018. She also worked as a Sales Manager (2018-2020) at a retail sports shop in Dahisar, Maharashtra. [8]The Times of India
  • As per reports, she left her job during the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to give her final exams for the mass media programme. Later, she joined an IT firm, where she was promoted to the designation of a team leader from a customer service representative. [9]The Times of India
  • Reportedly, Shraddha used to smoke weed. [10]Shraddha Walker – Instagram
  • Shraddha and Aftab met through ‘Bumble,’ an online dating app, in 2018.

    Aftab and Shraddha

    Aftab and Shraddha

  • Reportedly, they shifted to Delhi in March 2022 and started living in a rented house in the Chhatarpur area, Mehrauli. Some sources claim that they decided to live in Delhi after Shraddha’s parents did not accept their relationship, while some other sources claim that Shraddha accompanied Aftab to Delhi, where he got a new job in an IT firm.
  • According to Shraddha’s friend Rajat Shukla, Shraddha was in a violent relationship with Aftab. Rajat, in an interview, mentioned that Shraddha once told her friends about Aftab’s aggressive behaviour and that she wanted to get out of this relationship, but she could not. Rajat Shukla, in the interview, said,

    Today suddenly the news flashed on the mobile of her murder. I was shaken to the core of my soul that my friend has been murdered. She had told us in 2019 that she was in a relationship since 2018. They lived together. Initially, they lived happily, but then Shraddha started saying that Aaftab beats her. She wanted to leave him but couldn’t do so.” [11]The Times of India

  • Reportedly, the couple would often have frequent arguments, and their relationship started becoming sour. The duo even decided to take a trip to the hills in the month of March and April for a new beginning of their relationship. [12]The Times of India The couple, however, again started having arguments. On 18 May 2022, Aftab, in anger, after being pressurised by Shraddha for getting married, strangled her to death and chopped off her body into 35 pieces using a saw and kept it in a 300-litre refrigerator, which he bought from the local market, in his rented flat in Delhi. Reportedly, Aftab threw the pieces in different places across the city in a row. According to some sources, Aftab and Shraddha would often argue over bringing household items and bearing daily expenses.

    The refrigerator in which Aftab kept Shraddha's body in pieces

    The refrigerator in which Aftab kept Shraddha’s body in pieces

  • Reportedly, after being informed by one of Shraddha’s friends in September 2022 about Shraddha’s disappearance for almost 2.5 months, Shraddha’s father lodged a missing complaint at Manickpur police station in Vasai, Maharashtra on 12 October 2022. The case was later transferred to Mehrauli police station in New Delhi based on Shraddha’s last location. [13]The Times of India

    The missing FIR filed by Shraddha's father, Vikash Madan Walker

    The missing FIR filed by Shraddha’s father, Vikash Madan Walker

  • On 11 November 2022, Aftab Poonawala was arrested from his house in Chhatarpur under the IPC sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing the disappearance of evidence of an offence committed). [14]The Times of India
    Accused Aftab Poonawala, along with Delhi police personnel, at Mehrauli Police Station in New Delhi on 14 November 2022

    Accused Aftab Poonawala, along with Delhi police personnel, at Mehrauli Police Station in New Delhi on 14 November 2022

    Accused Aftab Poonawala being taken to the forest area in Mehrauli near Delhi, where he allegedly disposed of pieces of Shraddha's body

    Accused Aftab Poonawala being taken to the forest area in Mehrauli near Delhi, where he allegedly disposed of pieces of Shraddha’s body

  • Reportedly, Shraddha’s social media account was kept active by Aftab, [15]The Times of India and her credit card bills were also paid by him to avoid any kind of suspicion. [16]The Times of India
  • Reportedly, Shraddha’s father, Vikash Walker, suspected Aftab’s involvement in the disappearance of his daughter and believed that there must be a ‘love jihad’ angle in the case of his daughter’s murder. In an interview, Vikash Walker said,

    I suspected a love jihad angle. We demand the death penalty for Aftab. I trust Delhi Police and the probe moving in the right direction. Shraddha was close to her uncle and didn’t talk to me much. I was never in touch with Aftab. I lodged the first complaint in Mumbai’s Vasai.” [17]DT Next

  • According to sources, Shraddha, as a teen, and her father’s relationship was so strained that she told her friends and teachers in college that her father was not living with her family, and she was the only person earning in the family. [18]The Times of India
  • During the investigation, it was found that Shraddha had feared that Aftab would cut her into pieces in a complaint, dated 23 November 2020, to the police at Tilunj in their hometown, Vasai, in Maharashtra. Reportedly, she registered the complaint by writing a letter to the cops after Aftab beat her up at a flat they shared. [19]NDTV In the letter, Shraddha wrote,

    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.”

    Shraddha Walker's letter to the police at Tilunj in Vasai, Maharashtra

    Shraddha Walker’s letter to the police at Tilunj in Vasai, Maharashtra

  • On 9 May 2023, the Saket Court in Delhi framed charges of murder against Aftab in the Shraddha Walker murder case. While pronouncing the order, Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Manisha Khurana Kakkar said,

    On May 18, 2022, after 6:30 am, you committed the murder of Shraddha Walkar and the offence is punishable under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Between May 18 and October 18, knowing that offence has been committed, you cut her body into pieces with an intention to disappear evidence, and disposed of her body in Chattarpur and in other places. You have, thereby, committed the offence of disappearance of evidence.” [20]India Today