Shredding Shraddha – Statutory Warning: Love Kills
The novel Shredding Shraddha is based on the true events that led to the murder of Shraddha Walker in Mehrauli Chhattarpur by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawalla. Shraddha Walker was strangled. Her body was then cut up into thirty-five pieces and thrown into the jungles of Mehrauli.
He will kill me and cut me up in pieces. Shraddha Walker wrote on her Instagram two years before she was murdered.
“He was merciless; he chopped her into thirty-six pieces and put her severed head inside the fridge.” Delhi Police Constable
“It was very difficult to come out of the abusive relationship; her life was a living hell.” Rajat is a close friend of Shraddha.
“He should be hanged.” Vikas Walker, Father
“We are not doing justice to our daughters; parents need to give security to their daughters.” Kiran Bedi retired as a police commissioner.
“Multiple women would visit Aftab’s house.” A neighbor
Introduction: The book is inspired by the Shraddha Walker murder case. It takes a peek at the gruesome murder that Aftab Poonawalla, her boyfriend, committed as he strangled his live-in girlfriend and then chopped her up into 35 pieces, storing her body parts in a fridge before disposing of them one by one in the fields of Mehrauli. It also explores the reasons behind toxic relationships amongst the youth that lead to murders and suicides, the role of dating apps, love jihad, and the role of parents and the criminal justice system, who often look helpless when shocking incidents like these surface again and again, hyped up by the television media and inspired by dark Netflix murder mysteries.