Man who jumped off Burj Khalifa an Indian national

An Indian national, Athiraman Kannan committed suicide from Burj Khalifa.

Last Updated: May 11, 2011, 22:00 PM IST

Dubai: The man who committed suicide by
jumping off the world`s tallest tower Burj Khalifa has been
identified as an Indian, the Consulate General of India here
confirmed Wednesday.

The 38-year-old, who jumped off the high-rise
yesterday, was identified as Athiraman Kannan from Tamil Nadu
and Dubai police is investigating the circumstances around his
death.

A statement from the Consulate General of India said:
"An Indian national, Athiraman Kannan, fell from Burj Khalifa
and died on May 10, 2011. Thirty-eight-year-old Kannan was
from the state of Tamil Nadu and was an employee of Arabtec,
working as a cleaner in the building".

Dubai Police had yesterday said that the man jumped
from an air vent on 147th floor and landed on a terrace at the
tower`s 108th floor.

The consulate said investigations on Kannan`s death
are currently being undertaken by the police authorities.

"The Consulate is in touch with the concerned
authorities and will extend all assistance in sending the
mortal remains to his family after completion of the required
formalities," it said.

This is the first recorded suicide since the building
was completed last year.

PTI