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Cops to contact family to probe cause

A day after 22-year-old Russian flight attendant, Andriyanov Alexander died after allegedly jumping from the 16th floor of Trident hotel, the police are clueless about the reason behind the suicide, reports Rachna Pratihar.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2009 01:01 IST
Rachna Pratihar

A day after 22-year-old Russian flight attendant, Andriyanov Alexander died after allegedly jumping from the 16th floor of Trident hotel, the police are clueless about the reason behind the suicide.

“We have asked for the details of Alexander’s call records from the service provider. We are trying to get in touch with the family as this might help in throwing some light on the motive behind the death,” said Deputy Police Commissioner Vishwa Nangre Patil.

The preliminary cause of death has been inconclusive, as the JJ Hospital reported “hemorrhage and shock due to multiple injuries with testicular contusion” as the reasons behind Alexander’s death.

The police had earlier said that the post-mortem report showed that Alexander had suffered injuries to his testicles before he jumped.

A senior doctor from JJ hospital had said that a contusion in his testicles raised the possibility of an injury Alexander may have suffered before the fall.

Alexander had checked into Trident with nine other colleagues from the Russian aircraft Aeroflot at around 7 am on Sunday. The group had booked 10 rooms for three days.

Police said the incident occurred around 1.10 am on Monday when Alexander was with three colleagues — Voronkov Sergey (45), Maria Gordeeva (26) and Natalia Shekhavtsova (20).

The three Aeroflot staffers have told the police that the Russian looked worried after he got a call on his cellphone.

Sergey, a Moscow resident who has been a crewmember with Aeroflot for 22 years, said he had met Alexander for the first time on Sunday morning.

“The four of us were having pizzas in room no 1603 when Alexander got a call. He went out and when he returned, he jumped off the window,” Sergey told Hindustan Times.

“Alexander looked stressed while he was talking on the phone. Later, he went to the bar on the first floor. However, he returned in 15 minutes and immediately looked out of the window and jumped,” said Gordeeva.

“But I did not notice the exact time he returned to the room, as we were playing loud music,” she added.

“I was working on my laptop, I came to know of the suicide only when I heard a loud noise,” said Shekhavtsova.

Hearing the shattering of the glass panes as Alexander leaped, a security guard went around and found him unconscious on the lawn. The hotel staff rushed Alexander, who had multiple fractures, to hospital where he died at 6 am on Monday.