Aeroflot crew member commits suicide at Oberoi hotel Mumbai

CNN-IBN is reporting on TV that a Russian man thought to be a crew member of Russian national airline Aeroflot has committed suicide by jumping out of the 16th floor at the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai, India.

Update 1 – 14:30 IST (09:00 GMT)

The deceased has been identified as Alexander (22), a flight attendant with Aeroflot.

Alexander, along with four other colleagues, had checked into Room 1603 on Sunday evening.

According to the police, Alexander was in an inebriated condition and talking to some one around 01:00 on the phone, when he suddenly got very agitated and threw himself forcefully onto the sealed glass windows of his room, crashing through and falling 16 floors to the ground.

The police said that Alexander’s colleagues said he was in an inebriated state and received a phone call around 0100 hours.

The hotel authorities and police managed to rush him to the Bombay Hospital where he succumbed around 06:30 this morning.

The body has been sent to Sir J.J. Hospital for an autopsy.

The motive behind his act is not yet known and police investigations are on.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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