A man from India plunged to his death from the 9th floor of his Bangkok condominium after he lost his key and tried to climb into his room.
The incident happened at the Zenith Place condominium at Soi Sukhumvit 71/1 in Bangkok’s Phra Khanong Nuea subdistrict. When he realised he had lost the key to his apartment, Deepak Jebakuma, 30, tried to climb through the fire exit window to gain access to his room. Instead, he slipped and fell all nine floors to the ground.
Pol Capt Piyawit Tongdet, Deputy Inspector of Klongtan Police Station, asked Bancha Hirannawakul, a building Security Officer, to describe what exactly had happened. Mr Bancha said he heard a loud thud at approximately 01:30 early Friday morning. “He came out to check and found Mr Jebakuma lying on the ground with serious injuries,” said Pol Capt Piyawit. “He died before rescuers arrived.”
Mr Bancha told police that Mr Jebakuma and his wife had asked for a spare key to their room on Thursday night at about 21:45. However, Mr Bancha had told the couple that only the building manager was allowed to hand out spare keys and his shift had already finished. Mr Bancha advised them to contact the Manager in the morning.
“At 22:00, he saw the couple and their son leaving on a scooter, returning shortly after midnight,” Pol Capt Piyawit said.
Police inspected the scene and found an open window near the fire exit in the stairway on the eighth floor. Officers believe the man may have tried to climb through the window to reach the balcony of his room and accidentally fallen in the process.
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