ATM guard found murdered

ATM guard found murdered


A 65-year-old security guard of a private bank was found murdered near the ATM where he was on duty along Uttarahalli Main Road on Saturday night.

Lingappa, a resident of Gowdanapalya and a native of Bagalkot, had come to Bengaluru several years ago. He was working as a security guard at the ATM in Kadirenahalli for the past four years.

The police said Lingappa was sleeping adjacent to the staircase of the ATM. Around midnight, a group of assailants approached and picked up a quarrel. They crushed Lingappa’s head with a boulder and killed him on the spot. The entire incident was captured on CCTV. The miscreants are seen checking Lingappa’s pockets and fleeing the scene of crime. 

The incident came to light in the early hours of Sunday, when customers arrived to withdraw cash and noticed Lingappa in a pool of blood. They alerted the police.

According to the Kumaraswamy Layout police, the assailants did not breach the kiosk. The police suspect one man committed the crime while investigating all angles. A special team has been formed to nab the accused.