NRI falls to death from Taj Mansingh
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.