S Suresh, a 56-year-old scientist working with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), was on Tuesday found murdered in his flat in Hyderabad, police said.
Suresh, a native of Kerala, was alone in his flat. When he did not report to the office on Tuesday, his colleagues called him on his mobile number. As there was no response, they alerted his wife Indira, who is a bank employee in Chennai.
Police suspect that Suresh got hit on his head with some heavy object by unknown persons which resulted in his death. The body shifted for autopsy. As per police, he was alone in his flat at the time of the incident, police added.
Police clues team gathered clues from the scene. Senior police officials visited the scene. They said they were scanning the CCTV footage of the apartment complex to probe the case. Suresh has been living in Hyderabad for 20 years. His wife was also working in the city but transferred to Chennai in 2005. Their son has settled in the US while their daughter lives in Delhi.