A 22-year-old Russian flight attendant fell to his death from his 16th floor room at Hotel Trident here early on Monday.
Police quoted Andrian Alexander’s roommates as saying he had stepped outside after he got a call on his mobile phone and then came running back into the room and headed straight for the window, jumping through the glass panes. Police said investigations were continuing as the post-mortem report showed he had suffered injuries to his testicles before he jumped.
Alexander had checked into the hotel on Marine Drive with nine other colleagues from the Russian carrier Aeroflot at around 7am on Sunday. The party had booked 10 rooms for three days.
Police said the incident occurred around 1.10 am on Monday when Alexander and three others — Maria Gordia, 26, Shaikhavasva Natalia, 29, and Worrenkov Sarje (45) — were in room number 1603.
Alexander got a call from Moscow and stepped out into the corridor outside the room, assistant police inspector Pradeep Khude of Marine Drive police station quoted two women and the man as saying. “After sometime, Alexander, who appeared stressed, came running into the room, and straightaway jumped through the closed window, shattering the glass panes,” Khude said quoting the three.
Hearing the noise, a security guard found him unconscious on the lawn. The hotel staff rushed Alexander, who had multiple fractures, to hospital where he died 6 am.
The body was taken to the JJ Hospital for post-mortem. The report on the cause of death has been reserved and the viscera sent for chemical analysis. A senior doctor, who requested anonymity, said a contusion in his testicles raised the possibility of an injury suffered before the fall. The police have registered a case of accidental death but are investigating all angles.
A spokesperson from Hotel Trident said all efforts were made to save the victim. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased,” he said.
(Inputs from Alifiya Khan)