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

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

Shraddha Walker

Bio/Wiki
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
ReligionHinduism
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/BoyfriendsAaftab Poonawala
Aaftab Poonawala
Family
Husband/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Vikash Madan 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 dismembered 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 Aaftab met through ‘Bumble,’ an online dating app, in 2018.

    Aaftab and Shraddha

    Aaftab and Shraddha

  • Reportedly, they decided to shift to Delhi in March 2022 and started living in a rented house in the Chhatarpur area, Mehrauli, when their parents did not accept their relationship. Some media sources claim that Aaftab shifted to Delhi, believing that he would get better opportunities in Delhi in the IT sector; however, Shraddha left her house and moved in with Aaftab when her parents refused to accept her relationship with him.
  • According to Shraddha’s friend Rajat Shukla, Shraddha was in a violent relationship with Aaftab. Rajat, in an interview, mentioned that Shraddha once told her friends about Aaftab’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, Aaftab threw the pieces in different places across the city in a row.

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

    The refrigerator in which Aaftab 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, Aaftab 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 Aaftab Poonawala, along with Delhi police personnel, at Mehrauli Police Station in New Delhi on 14 November 2022

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

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

    Accused Aaftab 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 Aaftab’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
  • Shraddha’s murder case was solved after five months.
  • 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.”