A house help died after falling off the rooftop of a seven-storey building in port city’s Surson Road area yesterday.
The deceased is Lucky Akhter, 35, of Halishahar-Bou Bazar area, said police.
Sub-inspector (SI) Azharul Islam of Kotwali Police Station said Lucky used to work at a house of the “Sanmar Valencia” building’s fifth floor.
Quoting the building’s guards and house owner, Azhar said at 11am, Lucky went to the rooftop carrying a carpet.
On the rooftop, the gap between the building and the adjacent one is covered with sheets of tin. Police suspect Lucky stood on the tin covering to place the carpet, but it broke under her weight.
She died on the spot, and the guards informed police, who recovered the body around 11:30am and sent it to Chattogram Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy, he added.
Law enforcers were investigating the incident, while an unnatural death case was lodged in this connection, the SI added.