CHENNAI: A man from Jaipur, Rohit Kevat (57), should consider himself lucky to be alive after he fell from the departure level of the domestic airport and hit the ground some 50 feet below. Departures are handled on the second floor while arrivals are handled on the ground floor.
According to airport sources, passengers who were arriving on the ground level were startled at 5 am when there was screaming from the upper level and a man’s body came crashing down, “He fell down and luckily didn’t hit his head. That is the only reason he survived,” said an AAI
Police sources who got to him and rushed him to the Apollo Medical Centre immediately, said that witnesses described the fall as “a deliberate one”. A police official said, “We believe that he was supposed to fly to Ceylon for a job and had arrived in Chennai on transit. He did not want to go and so he may have jumped. We have called his family and his brother is coming. We will know more when he comes tomorrow.”
Kevat had fractures his hip, shoulder and his legs. He was tranferred to the Rajiv Gandhii Government General Hospital before he was shifted to an emergency ward for surgery. His condition is believed to be stable, but more will ensue after 24 hours.