Noida: TV Anchor Falls To Death From 4th Floor

Noida: TV Anchor Falls To Death From 4th Floor

Noida: TV Anchor Falls To Death From 4th Floor (representational image)

New Delhi: A private television channel's news anchor died after she allegedly fell off the balcony of her fourth-floor apartment in Noida early on Friday, with her family suspecting foul play.

The police said that the deceased was recognised as, Radhika Kaushik, who is from Rajasthan. She was reported to be in her house in the Antrikh Forest Apartments in Sector 77 with a colleague when the incident occurred at around 3.30 AM, police said.

Sector 49 police station house officer Girija Shankar Tripathi said, a case has been registered under the relevant section of the Indian Penal Code on a complaint by the family of Radika Kaushik, and the colleague has been detained for questioning. 

An official said, both Radika Kaushik and her colleague in Zee Rajasthan were reportedly drunk at the time of the incident and added that liquor bottles were recovered from the house where a party was held on Thursday night.

"The security guard of the building had alerted the police at Sector 49 police station about the incident. The colleague has told police that he went to her house for dinner when she accidentally toppled over the railing in the balcony of the flat," the official, who did not wish to be named, told PTI.

"The railing in the balcony is of low-height," the official said.

The SHO said, "We are probing the cause of death," adding that the body has been sent for post-mortem and the report is awaited.