A 21-year-old domestic help fell to her death from the eighth floor of a posh residential apartment on late Saturday night at Sector 50 area. The deceased was identified as Babita, who hailed from Latehar area of Jharkhand.
The incident came to light when the owner of the house, identified as Anurag, returned home with his wife. The couple resides at the eighth floor of Exotica Apartments.
“Anurag found his house locked from inside. After repeated calls when Babita did not answer, he broke open the door but Babita was nowhere to be found. Since the balcony door was open, the duo went to the balcony and found the maid’s body lying in a pool of blood beneath the apartment,” said a senior police official.
Anurag raised an alarm and security guards rushed to the spot. Police was called and Babita was taken to the hospital where she was declared dead on arrival. A case was registered at the Sector 49 police station.
“In the post-mortem report, serious head injury was found to be the reason behind the woman’s death. We have not recovered any suicide note from the spot. We are verifying the statements of the owner of the house and the security guards through CCTV footage,” the official said.
On Sunday night, the district administration had launched an exhaustive search for the family members following an alert provided by the state social welfare secretary Mridula Sinha.
The Balumath circle officer Dheeraj Thakur was leading the search in Balumath and Herhanj area.
“The victim belonged to Masilong Tola of Hoor village in Herhanj block. She had been working there as a maid for the past three years. The victim’s family had initially been told that she had died after falling from the balcony while feeding pigeons. The family has refused to accept this reason and suspects foul play.”