Udupi: Pratap Shetty (35), son of Veeranna Shetty of Nanjaru in the district, was found dead in the second-floor apartment where he lived.
Colleagues and others found his body on Feb 28 morning. He had been working for a bar-cum-restaurant over the past seven years.
He had no health issues. But since the lower part of his neck and the palm of his left hand had turned dark, suspicions about possible foul play have been expressed.
A post-mortem examination report may reveal the exact cause of death.