Hyderabad: A Non-Resident Indian who had came to meet his parents and went missing from his home Monday onwards was found dead in Bowenpally on Friday morning. Police recovered the charred body of S. Goutham Reddy, 30, who was working in Kenya. Sources said Mr Reddy, who had got married six months ago, had been troubled by issues at work.
Mr Goutham Reddy, the younger son of Mr Venkat Reddy, a businessman from Bowenpally, had been working as a director for Thrive Energy Technologies for the past seven years. Six months ago, he had married Yamini and the two had shifted to Nairobi. A week ago, he called his father and informed him about the financial situation at work and sounded very upset. His father asked him to come to Hyderabad for a break and Reddy and his wife landed in Hyderabad on Monday afternoon.
After lunch, he left home saying he would return soon. He did not even carry his mobile phone with him, the police said. “Though he looked very depressed, we thought we could talk to him and help him to handle the stress. Without giving us any time to talk, he left home soon. We were waiting for his return, but not in this manner,” his father said. “Except for this depression, he had no worries. He was happy after marriage and was well settled. Only a proper police inquiry will reveal what actually happened,” said Reddy’s brother-in-law, Mr Praveen Reddy.
On Friday morning, a scrap vendor in the Dairy Farm area found the charred decomposed body of Mr Reddy. Police recovered an empty soft drink bottle that smelled of petrol and a matchbox from the spot. “There are no injuries on his body. We have altered the case to suspicious death and are awaiting the autopsy report,” said Bowenpally Inspector K. Kiran.