A software engineer from West Bengal, who was employed with the Indian unit of an MNC, was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Friday night in an upscale apartment he shared with a few friends in Bengaluru’s Whitefield area.
DCP (South-East division) M B Boralingaiah said Sohan Haldar (35), an employee of ATOS India, was found dead by his colleagues when they reached his place Friday to find out why he did not turn up at work for three days. Finding his room locked from inside, they broke open and found him dead, he added. “Prima facie it does not look like a case of murder as there is no sign of a fight or injuries. We have lodged a case of suspicious death and are waiting for an autopsy report,” he said.
Police said Haldar came to Bengaluru eight months ago after landing a job with ATOS. He shared a flat in Prestige Shantiniketan complex with three others. Each occupant had a key to the flat and would come and leave at his own time. “His flatmates said they did not know much about him,” a police officer said. According to police, Haldar, a bachelor, was addicted to alcohol and drugs. Several liquor bottles were seized from his room, they said.
Police said the body had not decomposed and he could have died around Thursday. “After a postmortem at VIMS hospital, doctors said there was a clot in his liver and he could have died due to health issues. We are awaiting a final postmortem report,” a police officer said.