Loot attempt: Guard killed

Loot attempt: Guard killed

Miscreants enter through ventilator, attempt captured on CCTV

Loot attempt: Guard killed

Police inspecting the ATM at RT Nagar where a security guard was killed on Monday in a futile bid to loot the bank.(Inset) Mohan Raj, the guard. DH Photo

The culprits who gained entry into the bank premises, however, failed to secure access to the strong room.

The victim Mohan Raj (55), a native of Tamil Nadu was working for the Clean and Clear Facility and Management Services. His body was found in a water sump near the security rest room, adjoining the bank.

The assailants gained entry into the bank through a ventilator opening which is from the guard rest room. They broke open many cupboards and searched for valuables but could not find any. The CCTV cameras installed in the bank have captured the sequence of events.

Mohan Raj had taken voluntary retirement from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and joined the security firm. He was staying in Munireddypalya and was on night shift.
The incident came to light when the day shift guard came to relieve him.

Police are of the opinion that someone who had earlier worked in the bank might have joined hands and attempted to loot the bank.

House burgled

Thieves struck at a house and fled with jewellery worth Rs 1.75 lakh on Sunday night in KG Halli police limits.

The theft took place minutes after the owner Antony, a resident of Nehru Street in Venkateshpura in KG Halli went out to one of his friends’ house at around 6.30 pm.
The thieves broke open front door to gain entry. Antony returned late in the night and was shocked to see the door wide open.

The thieves had managed to unlock the almirah and had fled with the jewellery.