Australian tourist found dead in Delhi hotel

April 20th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A 33-year-old Australian tourist has been found dead in a hotel in the capital’s Paharganj area.
Julian Stanford, a resident of Sydney, was found unconscious with froth oozing out of his mouth in a room in Hotel Express in Paharganj area of central Delhi late Sunday, police said.

“Stanford was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him dead. We are awaiting the postmortem report to ascertain the cause of his death,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) I.B. Rani told IANS.

Stanford arrived in India April 4 on a tourist visa and had been staying in the hotel since Friday.

According to hotel authorities, Stanford left the hotel room early Sunday morning to see off his girlfriend, Georgia, who had a flight to Australia.

“He came back and latched the door of his room and we did not hear anything from him afterwards. In the evening, our hotel staff knocked at his door but there was no response. Finally, we opened the door with a master key and found him lying on the bed with froth coming out of his mouth,” the hotel manager said.

Paharganj has many hotels frequented by foreign tourists, especially backpackers.

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