Guard killed during bid to loot ATM

A 25-year-old security guard posted at an ATM kiosk was murdered allegedly by a man who made a bid to loot the machine at Vijinapura near K.R. Puram early on Sunday. The suspect, who failed to break open the ATM, fled the scene in panic after rolling down the shutters of the kiosk.

The incident came to light on Sunday evening when a customer went up to the first floor of the commercial complex that houses the Union Bank of India branch with the ATM kiosk attached to it, to draw money. The bank and shops in the complex were closed on Sunday.

The guard was found to have bled to his death after suffering a head injury. The body was found on the staircase leading to the second floor. His limbs were tied up and his mouth was sealed with a plaster.

The police identified the guard as Minnattullah Barbia hailing from Assam. He was working as a security guard at FirstMan Management Services and was posted at the kiosk two months ago.

Lone assailant

Additional Commissioner of Police (East) P. Harisekharan told The Hindu that an analysis of the footage of the CCTV camera at the kiosk showed that the lone assailant entered the first floor around 3.10 a.m. and left frustrated at 3.30 a.m. after he could not break open the machine.

The assailant had not covered his face during the attack, he said.

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