48-year-old dies after falling off hotel terrace
A 48-year-old US-based NRI died after falling off the terrace garden in the Luteyan Delhi’s Taj Maan Singh hotel. Prima facie it appears that the deceased was in an inebriated state and had gone to relieve himself during which he fell off the terrace garden. It may be noted that the terrace garden did not have any grills or a boundary wall.
According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Narender A Mangalam, a resident of Bethesda, Maryland in the USA. “He had arrived at the hotel on November 7 at 2.17am and was to depart on Thursday evening. The hotel staff informed the police after which a police team was rushed to the hotel“said Madhur Verma, DCP, New Delhi Area.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim had reached the terrace garden on the third floor in order to relieve himself. The police have recovered documents, two miniature bottles and a wine bottle from his room. As per CCTV footage the accused can be seen roaming on the terrace garden walking erratically. The terrace garden also had a 1.5 ft parapet from where police recovered his earphones.