U.S. cyclist suffers fatal fall near Indian beauty spot

He loved me and our kids dearly,” Erica Littlejohn told CBS News.  “He was loved by everyone. He usually went out for the ride with a friend, but on Sunday he went alone. When he failed to return home after a couple of hours and wasn’t taking phone calls, his wife called the police. “This was an accidental fall while he was cycling,” senior police officer Gangadhar Madanam of the local Narsingi Police told CBS News, adding that officers found his bike and other belongings near his body. U.S. Courtesy of the Littlejohn family

His wife Erica Angelina Littlejohn works for an American financial services company in the city, one of the biggest technology hubs in India. They said Littlejohn had suffered a head injury in the fall which may have led to his death. They found his body in the hills around Gandipet Lake using cell phone location data at approximately 6 p.m., about 12 hours after he left for his ride. 

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Early on Sunday morning, Littlejohn left for his usual bike ride around the hills bordering Gandipet Lake, a popular beauty spot away from the bustle of central Hyderabad. Zargar

Updated on: May 19, 2020 / 3:40 AM
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New Delhi — Police in India say an American cyclist died in a “clear cut” accident in a mountainous area of the southern city of Hyderabad on Sunday.  Paul Littlejohn, 37, was a cycling enthusiast who had lived in Hyderabad with his wife and two children for almost two years. 

American Paul Littlejohn, who died in a cycling accident in Hyderabad, India, on May 17, 2020, according to local police.  “This feels so unreal… He had no enemies.” Littlejohn is survived his mother, Laurie; father, Clifton; a brother Tom; and two children, six-year-old Robert and Angelina, 8 months. Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the name and age of Paul Littlejohn, which had been incorrectly reported by local police. 
First published on May 18, 2020 / 11:33 AM his kids were his everything. cyclist suffers fatal fall near Indian beauty spot

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