Karnataka Medical College Assistant Professor found dead; Case of unnatural death registered
Mangaluru: In a shocking incident, a 35-year-old assistant professor associated with Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte was recently found dead at his residential quarter built in the campus of the medical college.
The deceased professor is identified as Dr Kumar, who was working in the oral radiology department. He was last seen on Friday 19th July 2019, while he was at work in the medical college as usual and returned to the quarters allotted him in the said campus.
The next day was an off for the medical college. It has been reported that the housekeeping staff approached the deceased professor's room and rang the bell. However, no response was received in return. Assuming that the professor might have left for his native place, the housekeeping staff did not suspect anything unusual.
However, an alarm was raised when several phone calls went unanswered on the professor's number. His relatives, who had called him multiple times for a couple of days contacted his colleague and informed that he was not responding to their phone calls.
Following this, his colleagues visited his quarters and found that the doors were locked from inside. The police were immediately reported about the same.
The police and security staff broke open the door and saw the professor lying on the cot with foamy saliva around his lips, reports Daijiworld.com.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Hanumantharaya told The Hindu that a case of unnatural death has been registered by the Ullal police and inquiry is on. The cops are awaiting the postmortem report to decide the further course of action. Reason for the death would come out once the postmortem report is received.