Mystery shrouds the death of an assistant professor with the Engineering Department of Annamalai University, whose body with the head smashed was found on a road here on Thursday midnight.
Police suspect that the man would have been killed after being hit by a car. Sampath(35), a resident of 7th Cross Road in Kanagasabhai Nagar, had been working as an assistant professor in the Electronic and Instrumentation Engineering Department of Annamalai University.
Besides, he also owns a computer centre at Annamalai Nagar. Sampath and his wife Kiran Rubini have a four-year-old daughter.
Police sources said that on Thursday around 1 am, Sampath had left his house in his bike as his wife had asked him to buy soda. He did not return for long time. Later, his body was found some 300 metres away from his house with the head damaged and smashed.
On information, Chidambaram Deputy Superintendent of Police R Rajaram rushed to the spot and conducted an inquiry. Police suspect that a car might have been used to run over him, as tyre marks were found along the road.
His motorbike was also found a little distance away from his body.
Police sent Sampath’s body to the Chidambaram Government Hospital for postmortem and sniffer dogs were pressed into service. DSP Rajaram said the police were investigating the case from all angles.
Meanwhile Sampath’s father Elango lodged a complaint alleging foul play in his son’s death.