Indian student identified in Pelham St death
THE man who fell to his death from the balcony of a Pelham St accommodation in Carlton has been identified as 20-year-old international student from India Anubhav Singh Gahlot. Karen Poh reports.
The dead body found outside a Pelham St student accommodation in Carlton last Saturday April 20 has been identified as Indian international student Anubhav Singh Gahlot.
While police have not released any details, it is believed the 20-year-old from RMIT University fell from the balcony of his Micasa8 apartment and died on the spot.
A reader, Ben, who left a comment on Meld’s website after the news first broke, said he was there when the incident happened.
“The fall happened around 1:28 pm unfortunately. I was hoping the guy made it because I couldn’t stay back for long,” he wrote.
According to the Hindustan Times, the Bachelor of Business Studies student is the son of reputed developer Dayanand Singh Gahlot in Gurgaon, India. The Gahlot family owns Ambience Mall and Ambience Lagoon Apartments in Gurgaon.
RMIT University Dean of Students Professor Owen Hughes said the university was “giving authorities every assistance with their enquiries into this incident”.
“The RMIT University community is shocked and saddened by the death of Anubhav Singh Gahlot. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” Prof Hughes said.
“Students and staff members affected by the tragedy are being offered counselling.”