Girl stumbles, falls to death from 9th floor

In a freak accident, a 17-year-old girl stumbled upon a water pipeline and fell to her death from the terrace of her nine-storey apartment.

Deceased Priyanka Paul was on her morning walk in Surya Nagar, southeast Bengaluru, on the morning of April 24.

Priyanka was a second PU student of the St Francis De Sales PU College in Hebbagodi, the police said. She was living with her parents on the third floor of the Ashwini Sitara Apartment in Ramakrishnapura.

According to the police, the incident happened around 8.40 am. “Priyanka regularly took morning walks on the terrace on the 9th floor,” a senior police officer said.

The apartment’s terrace had numerous water pipelines laid for each and every house beneath.

Police suspect Priyanka would have stumbled on one of the pipelines, lost her balance and fell from the terrace. Security guards heard a thud and rushed to the place and saw Priyanka lying in a pool of blood. She was soon rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was declared brought dead.

Priyanka’s father Anjan Kumar Paul told the police that the family suspected no foul play or suicide as Priyanka was absolutely normal. Police analysed CCTV footage as well. A case of unnatural death was registered by the Surya Nagar police.

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