In a tragic incident, a 28-year-old software engineer who was celebrating Holi with his friends, died after he fell from his apartment in Bengaluru’s Bellandur area.
Gautam Kumar is believed to have slipped and fallen from the 9th floor of Sobha Daisy Apartments on Thursday night.
Gautam, who hails from Patna, was working for Incubeto, an IT company in Kadubeesanahalli, Bellandur police said.
Gautam and his friends had bought a flat in the apartment complex and were having a party on Thursday night, the police added.
“There were five of his friends - Kumar Gaurav, Abhishek Jha, Daksh, Aditya and Anayath who were in the flat at the time of the incident,” Bellandur Police Inspector Victor Simon said.
Based on information gathered from his friends, Gautam had received a call from his family at around 11pm and went outside the flat to speak to them.
“We don’t know if he was inebriated but we believe he lost his balance and slipped and fell to his death. An autopsy will reveal whether he was inebriated,” Inspector Simon added.
Security personnel deployed at the apartment heard a loud noise. When they rushed to see what happened, they discovered Gautam’s body in a pool of blood.
“The security guard at the apartment called the police control room and informed us of the incident. Since Gautam Kumar did not return to his apartment, his friends began calling him but could not reach him. Some of them went out to see if he had gone down. When they went outside the building, they saw a few people gathered there and noticed Gautam was lying on the floor,” Inspector Simon said.
The Bellandur Police arrived at the spot and transferred the body to the St John's Hospital. Police are investigating the case to ascertain whether it was an accident, suicide or if there was foul play involved.