A 32-year-old businessman, who went missing on Wednesday morning after having a quarrel with his family, was found dead in a car in Nerkundram in Chennai on Friday.
According to TOI, police suspect that the deceased, R Selvamani, may have died after inhaling noxious gas leaking from the air-conditioner or suffocated after the fuel dried up and the car engine switched off. He ran an aluminium fabrication unit in Ambattur.
Residents of Bala Vinayagar Nagar saw the car parked on the road for two days and informed his family members. The family found his body on the driverâ€™s seat and informed police.
The body has been sent for post-mortem to Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital. A police officer told TOI, â€śWe are waiting for the autopsy report to find the cause of death.â€ť He added that the deceased was found frothing at the mouth.
The investigations have revealed that on Wednesday night Selvamani came home drunk and had a quarrel with family. Later, he went out and slept in his car which was parked at the end of the street. The family was searching for him from Thursday morning, as reported by TOI.