The hotel staff found him in an injured condition around 11.30 pm — almost 12 hours after the incident
The Hush Post| 9:30 am | two-minute-read
A drunk-NRI fell from the second-floor terrace garden of Taj Mansingh Hotel in Lutyen’s Delhi and died.
Police say that the man, identified as Mangalam Narendra, was drunk and was looking for a place to urinate when he went to the terrace garden and ‘accidentally’ fell two storeys down around noon. In the CCTV footage, he can be seen running helter-skelter desparately looking for something.
The hotel staff found him in an injured condition around 11.30 pm — almost 12 hours after the incident.
Police have ruled out the possibility of a foul play, saying that the CCTV camera footage shows that the man was alone on the terrace garden when he fell. His earphones were found on the overhang below the terrace garden.
An electrician at the hotel was going to check the electric channel when he spotted the guest lying injured
“There has been an unfortunate incident and we extend our deep condolences to the family. We are cooperating with the authorities and extending our full support,” read a statement issued by a spokesperson on behalf of the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL).
Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma said Narendra fell at the back of the hotel building, close to the swimming pool. An electrician at the hotel was going to check the electric channel when he spotted the guest lying injured and unconscious on the ground.
The electrician told the hotel’s security staff, who, in turn, informed police about the incident. The injured man was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead, said the DCP.
“There is no eyewitness to the incident. We scanned the footage from several cameras but except Narendra nobody is seen entering the terrace garden half an hour before or after the incident. No case has been registered. An inquest proceeding under section 174 of CrPC has been initiated,” said DCP Verma.
The footage shows Narendra taking the staircase to reach the second floor. His move indicates that he was looking for a toilet
A police officer said Narendra had checked into the hotel around 2 am on Wednesday, even though he had booked a room from Tuesday. He was staying in room number 528. The CCTV footage of the floor shows him locking the door of his room and walking in the corridor.
“The footage shows Narendra taking the staircase to come down. He reached the second floor where the staircase ended. His move indicates that he was looking for a bathroom to urinate.
Narendra then tried using the lift, but since it was busy he did not wait for it. He is then seen going towards the terrace garden,” said the officer.
Police said a visiting card found in Narendra’s bag suggested that he worked with a security company in the US. His family members were informed about his death through the US embassy.