Man jumps to death from secretariat building

Man jumps to death from secretariat building

The incident occurred adjacent to the Vidhana Soudha, where the secretariat building stands

A 44-year-old man fell to his death from the fifth floor of the secretariat building adjacent to the Vidhana Soudha on Sunday afternoon.

Shivashankar was a native of Mavalli and worked in the KSRTC ticket counter in the building. His body was shifted to Bowring Hospital and will be handed over to his family on Monday after the autopsy, the police said.

Staff at the hotel in the secretariat building told the police that they rushed out of the building hearing a loud crashing sound and found Shivashankar lying on the ground in a pool of his blood. He was taken to hospital, but died on the way.

"We are yet to ascertain if he slipped by accident from the fifth floor or jumped down to commit suicide. We will take statements from his family members after the last rites since they are still in shock over his death," the police said.

Several MLAs at the secretariat building had been away to attend DR B R Ambedkar's birth anniversary function at the Vidhana Soudha. No one else was at the building when the incident occurred, the police added.