The Delhi Police has asked the forensics team to test Aaftab Ameen Poonawala, the main suspect in the Shraddha murder case, for drugs. On Monday, the examination is most likely to take place at the Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Delhi's Rohini.
Delhi’s Saket court had granted its approval to the police to conduct the narco analysis four days ago after police approached the court due to Aaftab's constant change of statements. According to the rules, a forensics team should be present during the narco test and conduct the videography of the examination.
Aaftab, who was arrested on Monday, is accused of strangulating his girlfriend to death in May, sawing her body into 35 pieces, and stuffing them in a fridge. He then scattered the pieces one by one across Delhi's Mehrauli forest over a period of more than 16 days.
The Delhi Police had sought the narco test of the 28-year-old, who was produced virtually, with investigators probing the case saying it was necessary since he was changing his statements and not cooperating in the probe into the brutal killing of his Shraddha Walkar.
Investigators are likely to take help from other police districts in Delhi and will take Poonawala to locations like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand to establish the sequence of events leading to the murder of Walkar, police sources said.