Bengaluru techie, 'talking on phone', falls to death at Chennai airport
A 32-year-old software professional fell who worked in Bengaluru to his death from a bridge at the airport on Monday.
The deceased, identified as Chaitanya Vuyuru, hailed from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. He was at the airport to board a domestic flight when he slipped from the bridge and fell down.
PTI reported that the incident occurred near gate number four of the domestic terminal when the man, who was standing atop the bridge, suddenly slipped and fell down. He died on the spot, the report added.
A Times of India report quoted witnesses informing the police that Chaitanya had been sitting on the railing of the flyover and had fallen off from there. Footages from the CCTV cameras showed that the man was either trying to take a selfie or talking to someone sitting on the railing.
The flyover is used for dropping passengers at the domestic and international departure terminals.
Police were checking if it was a case of suicide or an accidental fall from the bridge. According to reports, Chaitanya had suffered multiple fractures on his skull.
According to reports, the airport police has registered a case under Section 174 (unnatural death) of the CrPC. Further investigations are on.