NRI falls to death from Taj Mans­ingh

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Region -

A 48-year-old non-res­i­dent In­dian (NRI), set­tled in the United States with his fam­ily, died af­ter ‘mys­te­ri­ously’ fall­ing from the sec­ond floor ter­race gar­den of Taj Mans­ingh Ho­tel in Lu­tyens’ Delhi on Wed­nes­day.

The in­ci­dent took place al­most 10 hours af­ter he checked into the ho­tel af­ter fly­ing into the city from the United States, po­lice said.

Po­lice sus­pect 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 from one of the cor­ners on the back of the lawn around noon. The ho­tel staff spot­ted him in an in­jured con­di­tion around 11.30 pm — al­most 12 hours later.

Rul­ing out the pos­si­bil­ity of foul play, po­lice said CCTV cam­era footage shows that the man was alone on the ter­race gar­den when the in­ci­dent took place. His ear­phones were found on the over­hang be­low the ter­race gar­den. Po­lice sus­pect Naren­dra was try­ing to stop his ear­phones from slip­ping off his hands when he lost bal­ance and fell to his death.

“There has been an un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent and we ex­tend our deep con­do­lences to the fam­ily. We are co­op­er­at­ing and ex­tend­ing our full sup­port,” read a state­ment is­sued by a spokesper­son on be­half of IHCL.

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