The caretaker of the flat revealed the secrets
Please tell that Aftab Poonawala had taken the house on rent three days before Shraddha’s murder on May 15. Rajendra Kumar, the caretaker of Aftab Poonawalla’s first floor flat, said, Aftab Poonawalla’s water bill is outstanding. The water bill was unusual, as no other tenants in the three-storey building had ever paid a water bill before, and the house’s total consumption was always well below the 20,000 liters limit for free water. It is not clear whether there was one connection or separate water meters for each of the three flats in the entire building. But getting a water bill of Rs 300 means that more than 20 thousand liters of water was used.
‘Aftab Poonawala had to pay Rs 300 water bill…’
Rajendra Kumar said, “Poonawalla had a pending bill of Rs 300 for water bill. According to media reports, Poonawala had cut his girlfriend’s body in the bathroom. So I doubt that he must have used most of the water in all these months to clean the blood. As long as he kept the dead body in the bathroom, his bathroom tap and shower must have been running.
‘Excess water use after murder’
A police officer associated with the investigation told Hindustan Times on the condition of anonymity that the team probing the case is aware of this. They are looking into the possibility that Poonawala used extra water to clean his flat after the crime. Since Poonawalla revealed that he kept the water tap running in the bathroom while cutting Shraddha’s body, we are probing the angle of use of this extra water.