A Kerala State Electricity Board employee who came to remit money to his State Bank of Travancore account here on Friday fell down from the third floor of a building and died, said the city police.
The man was identified as 48-year-old Unni, a resident of Pinarayi, said a Thalassery police official probing the incident to IANS.
The police are, however, unable to say whether it was an accident or a suicide.
“From his bag a sum of Rs 5.5 lakh was recovered,” said the officer who did not wish to be identified. The police have taken possession of the bag.
The SBT office is located on the second floor of the building.
Hundreds of people who had arrived at the bank were busy writing in their application form to be submitted along with their currency on the third floor of the building, which was unoccupied.
The police have not ruled out an accidental fall of Unni while moving around in the building.