Coffee trader who suffered losses found dead in hotel in Bengaluru | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A 28-year-old coffee merchant from Chikkamagaluru district was found hanging from the ceiling of his room in a lodge in Nelamangala, Bengaluru Rural, on Monday afternoon.
Shakir Ahmed, resident of Mudigere in Chikkamagaluru, had checked into the lodge on July 29 afternoon, claiming he was on a business visit to the town. The lodge is located near Nelamangala-Kunigal bypass.
On Monday, Ahmed had breakfast brought by the lodge staff, and asked them to get him lunch in the afternoon. To get money from Ahmed for lunch, a staffer knocked on the door in the afternoon, but got no response. The manager then opened the door with a duplicate key and found Ahmed hanging from the fan. No death note was found.
A bachelor who ran a wholesale coffee business, Ahmed had gone missing after leaving his house on July 13, his family told police. Saying he would be visiting Bengaluru, Ahmed had left in the morning and switched off his mobile. A missing person’s complaint was filed at Mudigere police station the next day.
The family said Ahmed was in a financial crisis. “He had sustained loss of over Rs 1 crore. Many retail distributors who had bought coffee seeds from him had not paid their dues. The lockdown and low turnover aggravated his woes,” family sources told police.


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