Socialite falls to death

Socialite falls to death

Bangalore, Oct 3, DHNS:

Gina Braganza

Gina, a resident of Dheeraj Manor (fourth floor), Kensington Road, Ulsoor, died on the spot. She was reportedly in an inebriated state.

Police said Gina and her husband Carlton Braganza, proprietors of Opus Bar and Restaurant on Palace Cross Road, had a horrifying night as their party proved costly.
Since October 2 was a dry day, the couple threw a party for some of their friends and clients at their residence.

Nearly 20 people attended the chill-out session on the terrace. After a few rounds of alcohol and barbecue, a few guests got carried away while discussing stunts on the reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi, and decided to show off.

A few tried jumping the 2-foot wall while Gina tried to climb the sky light (ventilation well) –– which has a dome-shaped metal frame, covered with FRP (Fibre Reinforced Plastic). She started off from one end. Mid-way, the sheet gave way and Gina came crashing on the ground floor, in the car parking area.

She was immediately rushed to Lakeside hospital. From there, she was referred to Hosmat, where the doctors declared her brought dead.

In his complaint, Gina’s husband Carlton has stated that the incident took place at about 1 am. The postmortem was conducted at Bowring Hospital, and the body is likely to be taken to Hyderabad, where the funeral will be held on Monday.

Though the jurisdictional police have taken up a case of unnatural death, a team is investigating other angles, if any. Among the guests, Vivek, Ronald, Deepti and others are also being questioned.

Sources said, the couple are of Goan origin; Gina's parents are from Hyderabad, and her husband is from Mumbai.

They were married for more than a decade and had no children. They were into entertainment business and had helped many youngsters to make a career in the industry.