Panic gripped the Sanjauli area of the Himachal Pradesh capital after a youth’s body was found outside Bollywood actress Priety Zinta’s house on Sunday.
The youth was found dead at the open space in front of the building — “Neel Kunj” owned by Priety Zinta’s mother Neel Prabha Zinta in the North Oak area of Sanjauli.
The deceased has been identified as Karan Deep of Nabha in Punjab, who was a guest of Zinta’s tenant.
Sources in the police said the flat, which is on the third floor, had been rented out since 2015 to two youth working in a private firm. The incident occurred on Saturday night. “Prima facie, it appears to be a case of heavy drinking, which caused the youth to fall down from the balcony,” additional superintendent of police BD Negi said.
A case has been registered in this regard. “We are investigating the case. We will probe it from every angle,” he added.
The body was taken to Indira Gandhi Medical College for autopsy. The roommate of the deceased had informed the police in the wee hours of Sunday. At the time of incident, Priety Zinta’s mother was not at home. Locals were gathered outside the house after seeing the body lying before the ground floor.
Another body found near Congress office
A highly decomposed body of an unidentified male was found near the Lift in Shimla. “The body, which is highly decomposed, has been shifted in mortuary at IGMC Shimla for post mortem and further identification,” a police officer said.