A 45-year-old painter was found dead in his car in Lakshmi Layout in Hulimavu on Monday.

Krishnappa’s body was found in his car, which he had bought recently. Police found a liquor bottle laced with poison near the body.

According to the police, Krishnappa's son, Arun, had committed suicide over a trivial row, which had led to marital discord. Krishnappa’s wife had deserted him and returned to her parents’ house, following which Krishnappa was reportedly depressed. This could be the reason behind his extreme step, the police suspect.

The Hulimavu police have taken up a case.