Burglars kill security guard, break into house

Burglars kill security guard, break into house

Burglars kill security guard, break into house

Burglars broke into a house in Jayanagar 4th ‘T’ Block, south Bengaluru, after strangling the security guard on Tuesday night.

The jurisdictional Tilak Nagar police identified the victim as Puttachanne Gowda, 70.
The incident took place when the members of M V Kamath’s family were away in Mumbai. Kamath is a retired general manager of Canara Bank. The family had left Bengaluru eight days ago, said the police.

On Tuesday, around 11 pm, the assailants barged into the compound of the house and overpowered Gowda. They strangled him and snatched the house keys which were in his possession.

They gained access to the house through the rear door and ransacked it before taking away valuables, said the police.

The incident came to light on Wednesday morning when the neighbours tried to call Gowda to give him breakfast. As there was no response, they went and checked on him and found him dead.

They alerted the police who examined the place and found the rear door open. When they entered the house, they found it ransacked.

Gowda’s body was shifted for post-mortem.

The police also informed Kamath about the burglary and the murder of the security guard.

“Kamath is on his way to Bengaluru. It is only after he returns that we can check what items are missing

from the house. The CCTV footage is being gathered to obtain clues about the assailants,” said a senior police officer.

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