Kerala guard dies after assault by businessman

Kerala guard dies after assault by businessman

 A security guard battling for his life after being violently assaulted by a controversial businessman in Thrissur succumbed to his injuries on Monday, 18 days after the shocking incident.

Chandrabose, 50, died at a private hospital in Thrissur prompting the police to frame murder charges against Mohammed Nisham, the real estate and tobacco businessman who attacked him. A postmortem will be conducted on Tuesday.

On January 29, Nisham had attempted to run his Hummer over Chandrabose as he was angered by the security guard turning up late to open the gate for him at Sobha City, the residential township he lived in.

The controversial businessman had also attacked Chandrabose with an iron rod, pinned him against the wall, broken into the security guard’s cabin and stabbed him with a shard of glass. Chandrabose is survived by his wife, daughter and son. The guard’s ribs were broken and he sustained other serious injuries. Thirty-eight-year-old Nisham, one of the proprietors of the Tamil Nadu-based King Beedi Company, is currently in police detention. The Peramangalam police had earlier registered an attempt-to-murder case against the businessman.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who visited Chandrabose at the hospital, had announced that the state government would bear all expenses of the guard’s medical treatment.The opposition Left Democratic Front has called for a hartal in the Manalur assembly constituency on Tuesday in connection with the incident.

In April 2013, Nisham was booked under Section 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act for letting his son, aged nine at the time, drive a Ferrari. In June, he was arrested for misbehaving with a policewoman during a check on his Rolls Royce.

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