CHENNAI: A 32-year-old employee of Infosys was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a dormitory inside his office at Mahindra World City near Chennai, on Tuesday night. While police are yet to confirm the cause of death, the family suspected it to be murder.
The deceased Ilayaraja Arunachalam was a native of Villupuram. “On Tuesday evening, a staff spotted his naked body with blood stains on his nose and mouth on one of the beds in the dormitory, and immediately alerted the company officials,” police said.
Later in the day, his wife Revathy reportedly received a call from Infosys informing that Ilayaraja was sick and has been admitted to the government hospital. It was only when she reached the hospital along with her parents that they realised he was dead.
Family members staged a protest at the Chengalpattu government hospital claiming it to be a murder and demanded action. A police source said the preliminary report from the hospital suspected that the deceased could have been strangulated.
Ilayaraja was married to Revathy and the couple has a child. The were residing at Tindivanam from where Ilayaraja used to travel to office everyday. On Monday, the computer engineer had left home at around 8 am for office but never returned home.
Worried, Revathy filed a complaint with the police, which launched a search operation.
A case has been registered and further investigations are on. “Only after the post-mortem report will we know whether it is a murder,” said a senior police officer.