A software professional was found dead in his car, which was parked near a water tank in Vijayanagar here on Friday evening.

The deceased was identified as Chandrakanth (33), who was reported missing on Thursday. He was employed in Software Paradigms Infotech Private Limited (SPI), an IT company in Hebbal industrial area here. Police said the body was found in semi-decomposed condition inside the car. No external injuries were found on his body, they added.

Vijayanagar Police Inspector Lingappa, who visited the spot, told The Hindu that a missing complaint was registered on Thursday but the techie may have gone missing on Tuesday.

He had not responded to the calls made by his family.

The deceased had sent emails to his colleagues before his disappearance, telling them he could not come to office as he was sick, Mr. Lingappa added.

The post mortem was conducted and a report is awaited. Further investigations are in progress. The spot where the body was found is close to his residence, the police added.