A 37-year-old man was found murdered in his house in B. Katihalli in Hassan taluk on Thursday.

The police said Puttaraju, a lorry driver, was alone in the house for the last three days as his wife and children had been to a relative's place in Bangalore. The murder came to light when his wife returned on Thursday morning.

The body, with injuries in the head, was found under a cot, the police said, and added that the door was locked from outside.