"We are investigating the case from various angles including the one whether that the murder was a result of strained homosexual affair," Investigating Officer K V Kale of the Gamdevi police station is quoted as saying in a news agency report.
48-year-old Mahadevan Padmanabhan Iyer was found murdered on Monday, Feb 22 night in the BARC quarters.
Iyer, who was a mechanical engineer working in the BARC's Reactor Group, was a bachelor hailing from Tamil Nadu.
When found, the scientist's body was on the bed and a rope was tied around his neck. His body also showed other injury marks and indicated a blow to his head with a blunt object.
A newspaper report on the Gamdevi police's new found investigative angle suggested that the this was based on the certain clues found at home including plates, alcohol bottles, an opened pack of condoms and pornographic material.
The police also found fingerprints matching those of two of Iyer"s acquaintances. They also found that the cord around the man's throat was from a pyjama and it could not have been used to strangulate the man to death.