In a tragic incident, a 28-year-old software engineer from Bengaluru passed away after falling from the 9th floor of a luxury apartment in Bellandur late on Thursday night. The techie was identified as Gautam Kumar, a native of Bihar who was living and working in Bengaluru. The incident reportedly took place at his house in Sobha Daisy apartment in Green Glen Layout during a Holi party. The police are currently investigating the matter and have ruled the possibility of foul play in the death.
According to the details provided by police, the incident reportedly took place around 11:30 PM when Gautam, a senior software engineer in a private firm, and his friends Kumar Saurav, Ranjith Sahu, Yadhu Vanshi and Soumendu were consuming alcohol. Gautam was living on rent and shared his apartment with three people. He had moved to this house about two years ago.
One of his friends told that while they were partying and drinking, Gautam got a phone call and went to the balcony. He said that since they could her Gautam talking on the phone, they didn’t go close to him. However, when he didn’t return for the next 15 minutes, Gautam’s friends went out to see what happened. “He wasn’t there. So we peeped over the railing and found him lying in a pool of blood,” his friend added.
An ambulance was immediately called and Kumar was taken to a nearby hospital. He was declared brought dead. The body was then shifted to St John’s Hospital for postmortem. The police has gone through the CCTV footages of the apartment and have not found anything suspicious.
Meanwhile, Gautam’s younger sister Swati who was living in Nagawara has filed a case with Bellandur police, but made no allegations against her brother’s friends. Swati said her brother often visited her on weekends, and had no differences with his roommates.