A 47-year-old realtor, who was missing for the past five days, was found dead in a lodge in Basavanagudi on Wednesday.
According to the police, the deceased Ramamurthy, a resident of KS layout was found hanging in the room of a lodge which he had rented for the past few days.
The family of Ramamurthy had even filed a missing complaint with the KS Layout police after he did not turn up.
The suicide came to light when staff of the lodge alerted the police after they found a foul smell emanating from the room that Ramamurthy had rented.
The police suspect Ramamurthy may have taken the extreme step after sufferring a huge loss in business.
The Basavanagudi police are investigating the case.