In a shocking incident, the staff of a lodge discovered the body of the principal of a B. Tech college, near the Central Bus Station, Afzalgunj, on Saturday.
According to the police, P Janakaiah (35) was the principal of S R K College in Narayanapet in Mahabubnagar district.
Janakaiah had come to Hyderabad on some official work on Thursday morning, and had booked a room in Sri Krishna Lodge opposite the CBS in Gowliguda.
According to hotel staff, he arrived on Thursday around at 9am, and soon left for some work on that day. He returned at around 11:30 am, went to his room and locked himself inside. He was not seen alive after that.
The lodge staff knocked on the door on Saturday at 9:30am, but did not get any response. Their suspicion was aroused due to the foul smell emanating from inside the room.
The lodge staff opened the door with the duplicate key, when they found Janakaiah's body lying on the bed in a decomposed state.
The staff informed the police, who reached the spot and shifted the body to Osmania General Hospital for autopsy.
His body samples were sent to the Forensic Sciences Laboratory, due to the absence of any visible marks or injuries.
Meanwhile, his family lodged a complaint on Friday morning, with the police in Narayanapet and Afzalgunj.