A software engineer slipped to his death from his 17th floor apartment after clambering over the railings to reach a window when he found he couldn’t open the door.

Satya Ramachandra (31) had just returned with his family from Tiruchirapalli after attending a funeral of a relative to his flat in Prestige Shantiniketan in Whitefield on Wednesday morning.

When he tried to open the door, it was stuck. He then tried to reach a window through which he could get in by clambering over the railing and edge towards the window, despite his wife’s protests.

Even as she watched in horror, he slipped and plunged into the parking lot area. Kadugodi police said that family had faced the jammed door problem in past and the security personnel had employed a similar modus operandi to get into the flat. Ramachandran — father of two sons, one four years and the other eight months — tried to do likewise, with tragic consequences.

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