Kolkata woman falls to death from terrace while trying to rescue pet kitten
A maid working in one of the flats of the adjacent building on the same campus saw the woman trying to rescue her pet cat and falling down from the terrace
A 33-year-old woman fell from the terrace of an eight-storey building in south Kolkata on Monday while trying to rescue her pet kitten.
The victim has been identified as Anjana Das. She used to stay in the first floor of the building in Lake Avenue, a posh residential colony, with her mother. She had recently brought three kittens and used to feed them.
“According to her mother, she couldn’t trace one of the kittens since Sunday. On Monday, she went up to the terrace to find it. She spotted it sitting on the sunshade of the seventh floor and meowing. She tried to rescue the animal without informing any neighbour. She didn’t inform the police or the fire brigade either. When she failed to reach the kitten, she tried to climb down to the sunshade from the terrace and fell down,” said a police officer after a preliminary probe.
“A maid working in one of the flats of the adjacent building on the same campus saw her trying to climb down the terrace to reach the sunshade. She shouted and within a few seconds the victim lost her balance and fell down,” the officer added.
Local residents heard a huge thud and rushed to the spot only to find Das lying in a pool of blood. She was rushed to a hospital where she was declared dead.
“She used to love animals and even used to feed biscuits to the stray dogs sometimes,” said Dulal Halder, caretaker of the buildings.