Aaftab Ameen Poonwala, who has been arrested by Delhi Police for killing his live-in partner Shraddha Walker, told the authorities that he had tried to kill her before but changed his mind after she became emotional and started crying. Sources told India Today that on that day too, Aaftab and Shraddha had an argument surrounding the topic of marriage. He further told the police that Shraddha would get angry with him whenever he talked to someone as she doubted his intentions and the two would often quarrel about this too. Aaftab killed Shraddha on May 18, chopped her body parts into 35 pieces and threw them away in Mehrauli forest area over a period of 18 days. The police are still searching for Shraddha's head.
Former Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi spoke about the Shraddha Walker murder case in Delhi and said, "Parents must keep track of their daughter even if the girl says she has nothing to do with you." Speaking to India Today, she said that the responsibility lies with the parents and family members for inquiring so late into her whereabouts. She said Shraddha's parents should have been more "curious", while adding that the neighbours, the owner of the flat where she lived, should have taken up the responsibility. "It is a society failure, friends failed too," she added.
A girl jumped off a speeding autorickshaw in Maharashtra's Aurangabad after the vehicle's driver allegedly molested her. Sources said that the minor girl resorted to the quick descent from the moving vehicle in a bid to escape the alleged crime being inflicted upon herself. The girl was injured after her seemingly reflexive alight on a busy main road. The driver, has been identified as Syed Akbar Hameed and he has been arrested. Sources said that the girl jumped off the speeding vehicle after sensing the driver's sexual advances and obscene remarks.
The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday heard a suo motu PIL on Morbi bridge tragedy and asked the state government as to how no expression of interest was tendered, and how the "largesse of the state" was given to an individual without floating a tender.