The narco test of 28-year-old Aftab Poonawalla, accused of murdering his live-in partner Shraddha Walker, was conducted at a hospital in Rohini on Thursday. Officials said Poonawalla’s narco test was completely successful and his health condition is absolutely fine.
Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda said that the process of narco test has been completed.
According to officials, Poonawalla reached Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini at 8.40 am and the narco test started at around 10 am. After investigation, he was kept under observation.
As part of the process, a consent form was read out to him with full details of Poonawalla and the team that would conduct his narco test. After signing the form, the process of narco analysis was done. As per reports, Poonawalla was subjected to a narco test for about two hours as part of the ongoing investigation in the murder case.
Narcoanalysis involves the intravenous administration of a drug (such as sodium pentothal, scopolamine, and sodium amytal) that causes the person taking it to enter various stages of anesthesia. The Supreme Court has ruled that narco-analysis, brain mapping and polygraph tests cannot be conducted without a person’s consent.
Poonawalla also underwent a polygraph test on Tuesday, where he confessed that he had no remorse for killing his live-in partner.
Poonawalla, who had met Shraddha Walker on a dating site and later moved in together in a rented house, allegedly strangulated her and cut her body into 35 pieces. He stored her body parts in a 300-litre fridge at his residence in south Delhi’s Mehrauli for nearly three weeks, before dumping them across the city for several days.
He was arrested on 12 November and remanded to five days police custody, which was extended for a further five days on 17 November. The court sent him to judicial custody for 13 days on 26 November.
(With inputs from PTI)
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