Software engineer found dead at home in Delhi

August 31st, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 31(IANS) A 35-year-old software engineer was found dead in mysterious circumstances Sunday at his home in the national capital, the police said.The police said they received a call around 9.40 in the morning about the death of Ram Pateria in Old Rajinder Nagar area of central Delhi.

“(His) parents had come to meet him but when they found the door locked and smell coming out from house, they informed the police about it. The body was decomposed. It seems that Pateria died two days ago,” said a police officer.

“We broke open the door and the body of Pateria was found lying in the room.”

He was married but reportedly had strained relationship with his wife, who along with their son was living separately.

The deceased was working at a software company in the capital and is a native of Madhya Pradesh.

“From initial investigation it seems to be a case of suicide. But we are investigating the matter and have sent the body for post-mortem examination to ascertain the cause of the death,” the police officer said.

The neighbours and parents told the police that he was not happy after his separation.

“No suicide note has been found from the spot. But he may have taken the step under depression. We are probing from all angles,” the police officer added.

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