Shraddha Walker’s dental procedure in Mumbai may help the Delhi Police to establish her identity from a part of the jawbone recovered by the police. The police have reportedly consulted dentists in this regard.
A Mehrauli dentist told The Times of India that the police believe that Shraddha Walker had a root canal done in Mumbai and wanted a second opinion for their investigation. Matching the dental records of Shraddha Walker with the recovered remains will help the police to confirm her identity.
Meanwhile, a Delhi court extended by 18 days the custody of Aftab Poonawalla, accused of strangling, dismembering and disposing of Shraddha Walker’s remains.
However, Aftab Poonawalla told the judge during the special hearing at the Saket court that whatever happened happened in a fit of rage. Aftab Poonawalla will spend four more days in police custody as police search for the murder weapon. Police are also looking for missing body parts, clothes worn by Shraddha Walker on the day of the murder and missing mobile phone.
Meanwhile, the police believe that Aftab Poonawalla had procured several weapons and 250-300 grams of nails to dismember her corpse. Police have also reportedly recorded the statement of the owner of the hardware store from where he bought the equipment.
As he was taken to the shop, Aftab allegedly picked up a blade and told the police that it was similar to the one he had bought.
Earlier, the Delhi court had directed the police to complete Aftab’s narco test within five days, and told them that they cannot use any third-rate measures on him. The police also want to conduct a polygraph test, and have filed an application in the court stating that the accused has provided misleading information to them.
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