A 33-year-old Croatian national, who had come to India for a holiday, was found dead in his hotel room in south Delhi’s Mahipalpur on Saturday. Police said there were cuts on his wrist and the injuries appeared self-inflicted.
The victim, Nenad Kresoja, a school teacher, had reportedly visited China and Nepal before coming to India. The incident came to light after his daughter called the hotel to speak to him as he was not picking up his phone. The hotel staff knocked at the door but Kresoja did not respond.
They informed the police, who broke open the door and found him on the floor. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. His family in Croatia has been informed.
A CFSL team along with crime branch officials visited Kresoja’s hotel room to collect evidence. “The window glass was found to be broken and the glass pieces found beside his body. It appears he used a piece of glass to slash his wrist. There are three to four deep cuts on his wrist which suggest that it was not a murder. No suicide note has been found but we do not suspect any foul play. We are, however, not ruling out probing the case from all angles,” a police officer said.
Kresoja came to India on a tourist visa and checked into the hotel on July 14 for three nights. He reportedly had to visit Agra after Delhi. He came to the hotel on Friday night and went to his room. He did not order food but just asked the staff to keep a bottle of water in his room, police said.
The following day, he did not call for bed tea or laundry, police said. “The room was locked from inside so there is little possibility of someone from outside entering the room. We have checked the CCTV footage of the hotel which shows Kresoja entering his room. None of his belongings was missing and the room was not ransacked, which rules out robbery,” a senior police officer said.