Power failure blamed for fatal fall for techie from lift

Power failure blamed for fatal fall for techie from lift

A 23-year-old software professional died while trying climb out of an elevator, which was stuck between the fourth floor and fifth floor of an apartment complex in Sowcarpet, after a power outage on Wednesday.

Abhishek was residing in the Roop Vatika apartment at Perumal Koil Garden Main Street, had taken the lift to descend from the fifth floor. He was headed to his office to attend a crucial meeting, it is said.

According to neighbours, just a moment after Ahishek entered the lift, the power was cut and the lift got stuck between fifth and fourth floor. Abhishek had managed to open the door of the lift and was trying to climb to the fifth floor when he slipped. He fell five floors down, into elevator shaft.

He was immediately rushed to a private hospital nearby, but the doctors there declared him dead on arrival, a police officer said. The police have registered a case and further investigating.

Residents there complained of frequent power cuts in the locality.