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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (UM)
Udupi, Feb 16: A woman, who was suspected to be in a drunken stupor, died after falling from the steps of a commercial building at Kadiyali here on Thursday February 16.
The deceased has been identified as Rajashree (57), a resident of Udyavar.
It is learnt that two days ago, Rajashree had joined her new job at Tasty Land restaurant in a complex here. The restaurant is located in the ground floor, with a flight of stairs leading to the basement from the parking space. There is no barricade between the parking lot and the basement.
Rajashree attended work on Thursday morning. In the afternoon, she was going down the stairs when she accidentally slipped and fell over to the basement, suffering head injuries. She died of incessant bleeding on the spot.
Sources said that Rajashree was in the habit of drinking even during work hours. It is suspected that she was drunk at the time of the incident. Two liquor bottles were found in her bag.
The hotel owner said that after joining work two days ago, she borrowed Rs 1,000 from him saying that she needed the money for treatment of a family member and for her son's certificate.
Rajashree is survived by her husband and three children.
Udupi town police have registered a case.