An Indian youth who suddenly became restless aboard a SriLankan Airlines flight from Kuala Lampur to Colombo died six days after admission to Ragama Hospital.
The 20-year-old man identified as Sannachi Ganesan, a resident of Addinil, Chennai, had turned aggressive in mid air and hurled bottles of water and whatever he could lay his hands on at shocked passengers on board, an inquest was told last week.
The boisterous young man was flying from Kuala Lampur to Sri Lanka for a transit flight to Chennai.
The airline crew radioed ground control following this unexpected development and he was placed under custody by airport security when the flight touched down in Colombo.
The youth, who was first taken to the airport medical centre, as it was sensed he was mentally unstable was admitted to the Ragama Hospital, where he died six days later.
Ragama JMO Dr. A. Dayapala who conducted the autopsy determined the cause of death as meningitis.
Based on the medical evidence, the Inquirer into Sudden Deaths J. T. M. Tissera returned a verdict of natural death.
PC A. M. Wimalasiri of the Airport Police led evidence.
The body was expected to be sent to Chennai yesterday after the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka was informed of the death.