Questions are being raised about the Mumbai Police’s role in the Shraddha murder case. He got the point wrong. Aftab was already destroying Shraddha. Shraddha filed the first complaint in this regard on November 23, 2020. This complaint was lodged at Tullinj Police Station. Aftab was accused of assault, murder and blackmail. He had also said that if action was not taken on time, Aftab would tear him to pieces. Aftab has been beating her for six months. But due to this fear she is unable to tell anything to the police as she fears for her life. Shraddha had stated in the letter that the two were going to get married as per the wishes of Aftab’s parents. However, she does not want to live with him.
The Maharashtra Police has erred at every step
The Maharashtra Police shied away from the incident saying that the investigating officer had gone to his house. However, Shraddha was not ready to investigate the matter further. The complaint was also withdrawn. It is clear that the police did not understand the seriousness of the matter. Never once did he think that Shraddha might have bowed to pressure and withdrawn her complaint. If the Maharashtra police was really serious, it would have tracked down Aftab. This is what police do in such cases.
Many evidences of indifference
The fact that Shraddha’s father reported her daughter missing on October 6 is also proof of his indifference. But on October 10, the Manikpur police had registered a missing case in Vasa. After 20 days, on October 26, Aftab was summoned from Delhi for questioning. Had the police taken action on October 6 itself, it would have been successful. In the CCTV footage recovered by the Delhi Police on October 18, Aftab can be seen walking around with a bag at 4 am.