Shraddha Walkar’s father explains in detail to mid-day how her murder came to light, why he was worried and how the Manikpur police erred
(From left) Senior Inspector Sampat Patil and Assistant Inspector Sachin Sanap
The brutal murder of Shradhha Walkar by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawala came to light because she was a nominee for her estranged parents’ assets. Her father, Vikas Walkar, in an exclusive interview with mid-day, narrates how he started to look for his daughter in August 2022 as he needed her signature. Citing that Poonawala had asked him to visit Delhi multiple times to register a missing complaint, Vikas shared that he suspects that Poonawala had planned to kill him in a similar manner too.