Need to discuss violence against women by intimate partners: Smriti Irani on Shraddha killing

Updated: Nov 25 2022 12:38AM

New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) As a debate over the gruesome killing of Shraddha Walkar raged on, Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said there is a need to discuss violence against women by intimate partners and the fact that there was not much that she could get in terms of help.

Aaftab Amin Poonawala (28) allegedly strangled Walkar (27) and sawed her body into 35 pieces, which he kept in a 300-litre fridge for almost three weeks at his residence in south Delhi's Mehrauli before dumping those across the city over several days past midnight. Walkar was allegedly killed in May.

Speaking at a session at the Times Now summit, Irani stressed on the need for discussion on violence against women by intimate partners.