A woman tourist from the Netherlands, identified as Linda Irene, was found dead in a hotel room at T Nagar in Chennai.
Linda Irene had introduced herself herself as a journalist to the hotel staff while booking the room on Monday.
She had told the staff that she would vacate the room on Thursday. But since she did not come out of room till Thursday evening, hotel staff gained entry through duplicate key and found her dead.
The Mambalam police registered a case and sent the body for postmortem to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.
Since there is no embassy for Netherlands in Chennai, the police has conveyed the same to the embassy in Delhi. Cops are also trying to find out the reason behind her death.
Investigation officials suspect that she has committed suicide. It is also said that she was going through a financial crisis.
Unconfirmed sources said that a bottle containing some liquid substance was found in the hotel room.