The Butcher of Mehrauli

2022 • 9min • National

Violence • Blood & Gore • Mental Health

Inside the mind of a psychopath. In May 2022, Aftab Poonawala, a chef and food blogger, murdered his girlfriend and live in partner Shraddha Walker. He then disposed of the body by carving it into 35 pieces and throwing them in the jungle surrounding Mehrauli. The macabre killing sent shockwaves through the country but it also raised some troubling questions. Why did such an act remain hidden for almost 5 months? How could a seemingly ordinary person be capable of such butchery? And what really goes on inside the mind of a psychopath?