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. 


Anubhav Singh Gahlot. Source: Facebook

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.”

There are 5 comments

  1. Suraj Modi

    Unfortunate incident. I am deeply grieved on the sad demise of Anubhav Gehlot. May God give the strength and the courage to his family to bear this irreparable loss.

  2. Indranil

    RIP Anubhav. Sincere condolences to Anubjav Gehlots family.
    Was this a fall or was there foul play involved? The University and Police should come clean on what happened. People need to know. Foreign students MUST know.

  3. tommy

    wow i was there when it happened. me and my Fren went to norsiah cafe for lunch, we walked back to our backpacker at Carlton, we saw the dead body on the way, it was partially covered! thought its local aussie who jumped! i saw one of his legs, got a tattoo on it, the sole of his foot split open and bone and flesh all sticking out!

    1. Anurag Gehlot

      Dude i don’t know what to say to you i am his brother n reading this about my brother .i don’t know how can you even write this u really don’t know how it made me feel

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