A team of forensic experts examining the body parts of 27-year-old Shraddha Walkar, who was allegedly murdered in Delhi by his partner Aaftab Poonawala, said the samples they had were old and difficult to analyze. It takes at least 2 weeks.
Walkar is said to have been murdered by Poonawala on May 18 when he was 28 years old. Poonawala later hacked into her body and scattered her pieces across her Mehrauli Forest. Police filed her FIR on Nov. 10 after receiving a complaint from Walker’s father.
A senior Rohini Forensic Lab official said DNA analysis would take him two weeks because the sample is so old. “It may not be easy because the condition of the biological samples is questionable and it’s hard to say how many living cells you can find. We are still getting samples from the investigation team,” said an official. It was mostly bone-shaped, but said it needed to be verified by forensic analysis.
“It’s the isolated cases that complicate matters,” the official said.
Tuesday, Body remained the focus of the case, with police saying he had found at least one “suspicious body part.” In about four hours of work to recover and identify the remains, police first took Poonawala into the woods and then escorted Walker’s father and brother.
A senior forensic doctor at Safdarjung Hospital said her DNA matching and identification of the victim was carried out using blood samples from her parents and siblings, and the bones obtained could be samples for this. . “The bones that are harvested can be used by him for DNA even after many years, but the bone marrow must be harvested,” he added.