Bangalore: An office boy and a security guard of a century-old law firm were found stabbed to death on the office premises on Primrose Road here in the early hours of Sunday.
The victims have been identified as Shubankar Das (27), office boy, and Dasharath (34), security guard, both attached to the law firm — Fox Mandal Little.
While Dasharath was a native of Mysore, Das was from Kolkata. Both were staying in rented rooms near Ulsoor here. Dasharath was attached to Alert Security Agency, which has been providing security services to the law firm, which was established in 1896 in West Bengal.
The police suspected that Dasharath’s rivals could be involved in the incident.
Dasharath was found with 11 stab injuries in a room while Das’ body, with three stab injuries, was in the veranda. The incident, according to the police, may have occurred between 1.30 a.m. and 2.30 a.m.
According to the police, the accused had entered the building and attacked Das with a knife. The police said that Dasharath might have been killed when he rushed to rescue Das.
The incident came to light when a security guard, Mohit Das, arrived at the building at 7.15 a.m. Mohit Das first called his field manager and alerted him about the crime. The police were informed later.
The law firm has rented four buildings on Primrose Road, and two security guards — Das and Peethambar — were guarding the buildings on Saturday. While Das was in the veranda of the second building, Peethambar was in the fourth building. Since the firm has several overseas clients, it had appointed Das as office boy for night shifts. Das had been working night shifts for the past three months, Shuva Mandal, one of the partners of the firm, told The Hindu.
Meanwhile, the police are questioning Peethambar, who was guarding one of the buildings.
“Peethambar was sleeping in another building at a stone’s throw away from the scene of the crime. He told us he did not hear any sound or movement of people. The main door of the building, where the two were killed, was kept opened. We are questioning him,” the police said.
A few drawers had been opened but nothing was taken from them, the police added.