• Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Aftab Ameen Poonawala had a food blog on Instagram and introduced himself as an environmentalist on Facebook

ByStephanie M. Akbar

Nov 15, 2022


On Facebook, he last posted in January 2019

The grisly murder of a 26-year-old woman by her 28-year-old partner in Delhi has sent shockwaves across the country. The accused, identified as Aftab Ameen Poonawalla, strangled his girlfriend to death, cut her body and scattered the pieces in Mehrauli forest. As shocking details of the horrific murder emerge, some netizens have scanned the accused’s various social media accounts.

On Instagram, Poonawalla used to run a food blog account, which is called affaméchokro_escapades. The account has 28,500 followers and features several high-res photos of many Indian and Chinese dishes. Many of his posts include dishes served at popular restaurants, while others are about house specialties. In his biography, he describes himself as a photographer, food and beverage consultant and culinary photographer.

The account has been inactive since February 2022. The last time he posted on Instagram was on February 2, where he shared a photo of “Cranberry Loaded Chocolate Squares.” Her account also provides a link to the food blog’s Facebook and Twitter accounts with a blog detailing recipes and ingredients for popular dishes.

On Facebook, he last posted in January 2019. A quick look at his profile shows him tagging several restaurants he’s visited with a slew of profile picture changes. According to his Facebook profile, he went to St Francis High School in Vasai and got a BMS degree from LS Raheja College.

With his Facebook posts, he presented himself as an LGBTQIA+ supporter, environmentalist and liberal. In November 2017, Aftab shared CHANGE.ORG’s post and asked for signatures for the petition to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for saving Mumbai’s Aarey Forest.

Another post shows him being an LGBTQ+ supporter. In June 2015, he changed his profile picture to celebrate Pride.

The same year, he shared a post where a little girl is seen holding a sign that read, “This Diwali busted your ego, not crackers.”

Users, meanwhile, flooded his account, posting angry comments about the shocking murder.

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