CHENNAI: Cinematographer P C Sreeram’s daughter fell to death from a high-rise residential building in Kilpauk on Sunday morning.
In the early hours on Sunday, S Shweta, 23-year-old daughter of cameraman and film director PC Sreeram, slipped and fell from the terrace of her friend’s house on Landon’s Road and plunged four floors down to death.
Shweta, a B Tech graduate and an engineer with Infosys Technologies Limited, was celebrating Deepavali with a group of friends and was dining with them at a restaurant in Nungambakkam on Saturday night, an investigating officer told Express. Later, they went to their friend’s apartment on Landon Road. It was around 1.30 am, when it was drizzling, they were chatting on the terrace, while Shweta walked back and forth along the parapet. Suddenly, the friends heard a loud thud and initially thought that it was the sound of an exploding firecracker.
They later realised that Shweta had fallen down, the officer said.
“The parapet is hardly two-foot high and the victim wore high-heeled sandals and could have tripped and tumbled,” he added.The Kilpauk police sent the body to the hospital for post-mortem and on a complaint lodged by PC Sreeram, a resident of Seethammal Road in Alwarpet, registered a case under Section 174 (suspicious death).
Film personalities, including director Mani Ratnam, Parthipan, actors Karthik and Mohan met the cameraman and expressed their condolences. The final rites will be held on Monday after Shweta’s younger brother Skanda arrives from Australia.