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Kolkata: Air hostess falls off third floor during friend’s birthday party, dies

Khongsit Clara, a flight attendant with a private airline and resident of Shillong, went to attend her friend’s birthday party when she fell through a window and died on Tuesday night.

kolkata Updated: Aug 16, 2017 23:52 IST
Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
Hindustan Times
Flight Attendant,Khongsit Clara,Bidhannagar Police
Khongsit Clara’s death is being probed by the Bidhannagar Police. (Khongsit Clara’s Facebook Page)

A flight attendant in her mid-twenties has died after allegedly falling from the third floor of a building in Keshtopur in the northern fringes of Kolkata, police said on Wednesday.

Khongsit Clara, who worked with a private budget airline and was a resident of Shillong, was attending the birthday party of her friend in the building late on Tuesday. Kestopur is a densely populated middle-class neighbourhood.

“We came to know that Clara came to her friend’s residence at Keshtopur to attend the birthday party on Tuesday. Her friend’s boyfriend was also there. Clara’s friend lives on the third floor of the building where the party was organised,” said an officer of Bidhannagar Police.

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Bidhannagar City Police have detained Clara’s friend and the latter’s boyfriend for questioning.

Sources said Clara’s friend and her boyfriend gave similar statements to the police. Both said they heard a sound after midnight following which they found Clara had fallen through a window. Incidentally, it was the only window in the house that did not have grilles.

“The question is how did she fall from the third floor. Did anyone push her? We are also trying to find out if she had any reason to commit suicide,” said an investigating officer.

Clara attended St John’s High School in Hathras and Shillong’s Lady Keane College

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First Published: Aug 16, 2017 15:22 IST