BENGALURU: AN unidentified man, suspected to be a thief, fell to his death from the fourth floor of a women’s paying guest accommodation in Kaikondanahalli near Bellandur in the wee hours of Monday. The police said “We suspect that he might have come to lift gadgets from the rooms. After the girls raised an alarm, he tried to flee. We are verifying the data of habitual offenders to ascertain his identity.” A senior police officer said the incident occurred around 2.30am at Sri Narayana PG where working women and students live in a four-storeyed building. The man managed to reach the fourth floor by accessing the roof from a neighbouring building. Meanwhile, a couple of girls noticed the suspicious movements of the person and raised an alarm.
A security guard, who was on the ground floor, went to see what happened. In a bid to escape, the suspected thief tried to jump on to a neighbouring building, but instead slipped to death. He fell in the passage area of the PG and died on the spot due to severe head injuries. The residents, who came to know about the incident, alerted the police control room before the owner of the PG was alerted. Bellandur police filed a case for further investigation. “The body was shifted to St. John’s hospital for a postmortem examination. We are looking out for the family of the deceased, aged between 25-30. We are also gathering information from the locals as part of the investigation. He was not wearing a shirt when he went to the fourth floor. One of the girls, named Veena, came out of her room, spotted him and started screaming.
The other girls raised an alarm,” a Bellandur police official said. Lakshminarayana, the manager of the PG, told The New Indian Express, “I was in the hospital due to health issues when I was informed about the incident. I called the owner, Kodandaram Reddy, who filed a case with the Bellandur police. There have been no theft incidents in the PG so far and all security measures have been taken in the premises as a precautionary measure.”