Chennai: A 38-year-old car driver was asphyxiated after sleeping in his car with the air conditioning turned on at Mudichur Main road near Tambaram.
Police said Kumar( 38) a resident of Thiruvottiyur was found dead inside his car with all the windows and doors closed. The incident occurred when Kumar had parked his car on the Mudichur main road, Tambaram closed the windows, turned the AC and gone to sleep on Tuesday morning.
At around 11 am, the locals grew suspicious and informed the police. Tambaram police rushed to the spot and found the ignition of the car was on and the air-conditioner running. They knocked on the doors but they didn't get any response from Kumar. A mechanic was called and the door was opened.
Police rushed Kumar to the Chromepet GH were doctors informed that he died of suffocation. His body was sent to post mortem. Police examined the car and Preliminary inquiries revealed that Kumar might have fallen asleep inside the car keeping the air-conditioner and the car engine turned on. Police suspected that he might have died after inhaling carbon monoxide leaked through the air-conditioner.
Police have sent the car for forensic examination to get more details.
The forensic officials have collected samples from the car and sent them for lab test.
Meanwhile, police sources said that Kumar was upset for the past few days and did not talk with the friends and family. police said they are awaiting Post mortem reports to know the exact reason for the death. Furthur probe is on....