New Delhi [India]: The assistant director of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Rohini, Sanjeev Gupta, on Tuesday said the process of conducting a polygraph test on Aaftab Amin Poonawala, the accused in the murder of Mumbai woman Shraddha Walker in the national capital, has begun and the report will be out in a week’s time.
Delhi Police had previously said Aaftab, following his arrest in the case, confessed to killing his live-in partner in their apartment in West Delhi’s Chhatarpur and chopping her body into 35 pieces. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Gupta said, “We’ve been directed by the Delhi Police and our director to process this case fast. We are working on some parameters that are important before conducting a narco test.”
Earlier in the day, Delhi Police sources confirmed to ANI that the process for the court-sanctioned polygraph test on Aaftab had been initiated.
“Pre-med sessions and scientific sessions for Aftab’s polygraph test leading up to the polygraph test are underway,” an FSL official said.
In a polygraph test, the subject is asked a series of questions while his physiological indicators such as blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration are measured. This data is then used to determine if the subject is lying.
Aaftab is alleged to have preserved the chopped body parts in a refrigerator before dumping them in the forests of Chhatarpur.