A scientist with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was found murdered in his apartment in Hyderabad, last evening.
S. Suresh, 56, was allegedly killed by unknown persons at his flat at Annapurna Apartment in Ameerpet area in the heart of the city. Suresh, a native of Kerala, was alone in his flat.
As he did not report to the office on Tuesday, his colleagues tried to reach him on his phone and when that failed, his wife Indira who is a bank employee in Chennai was alerted.
Suresh’s wife along with some other family members rushed to Hyderabad and approached the police. They broke open the flat to find Suresh lying dead.
Police suspect that he was hit on the head with a heavy object. The body was shifted for autopsy. Senior police officials have visited the scene. and 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 was transferred to Chennai in 2005. Their son is settled in the US while their daughter lives in Delhi.