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Police clueless how executive drowned in 5-star hotel pool

A day after an executive’s body was found in the swimming pool of ITC Grand Maratha, police are yet to figure out how she drowned.

mumbai Updated: Jul 09, 2010 01:23 IST
HT Correspondent

A day after an executive’s body was found in the swimming pool of ITC Grand Maratha, police are yet to figure out how she drowned.

On Wednesday, the body of Indumati Subramaniyam (40), the deputy general manager of Vodafone at Chennai, was found in the 4”9 feet deep pool on the first floor of the five-star hotel.

Satya Narayan Choudhary, deputy commissioner of police (zone X), said Subramaniyam was 5 ft tall and it was unlikely that she drowned because the swimming pool was deep.

“There appears to be no struggle. There were no injuries or bruises on her body. There were no witnesses. We are relying on the medical reports to find out how she drowned,” said Choudhary. “Her parents do not suspect any foul play.”

Subramaniyam, a divorcee, lived with her parents in Chennai. She had come to Mumbai for a five-day training programme for 3G Spectrum project at Sakinaka.

Police are investigating two possibilities. Either Subraman-iyam slipped into the pool, lost consciousness and drowned or she may have developed a cramp and drowned as there was no one around to help her.

The police have recorded the statements of Subramaniyam’s team who had accompanied her to Mumbai, but they said they did not know her well.

“We are recording the statements of the hotel staff to find out why did they did not check on her after she insisted on going to the pool,” said Choudhary.

Angel, who maintains the list of guests who visit the pool, told the police she had told Subramaniyam that it was closed due to rain, but she said she was just going for a walk.

On Thursday, Subramani-yam’s relative Chandra Mohili, who had came down from Chennai, claimed her body from Cooper hospital.