Jaipur: A Norwegian national was found dead
in a hotel room where he was staying along with his wife and relatives of Indian origin, police said Saturday.
Qystein Hodne (34), a taxi driver in Norway, was part of a
10-member group which arrived on February 7 to visit the pink
They all were scheduled to leave for Delhi on Friday but
on Thursday morning he was found in unconscious state in his
Hodne had consumed liquor in the night and had apparently
fallen from the bed. When his father-in-law Bhagwan Singh, who
originally hails from Fatehabad in Haryana, and wife Jaswinder
tried to wake up, he did not react.
Bhagwan Singh said in his written report to the police
that a doctor who examined Hodne in the morning declared that
he was no more and suspected cardiac arrest to be a possible
cause of the death.
Singh also informed police that Hodne had consumed liquor
on Wednesday night.
"We rushed Hodne to a nearby government hospital where
doctors declared him brought dead. After permission from the
Embassy of Norway, postmortem of the body was conducted.
"Viscera has been preserved and anything regarding the exact cause of the death will be clear only after report," Kushal Singh, SHO, Vidhyadhar Nagar said.
"Doctors opined in initial reports that excessive liquor
or an internal injury he received in head after he fell off
his bed could be the reasons behind his death," he said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jaipur North, Ashok Naruka,
said that a representative of the embassy of Norway will come
and after due procedure, the body will be sent to Norway.