54-yr-old security guard murdered

Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 29 A 54-year-old security guard was brutally murdered in the wee hours here on Saturday.

The incident was reported to have taken place in Adarsh Colony near Kapurthala Chowk. A native of Uttar Pradesh, the deceased has been identified as Rajinder Kumar, alias Kala, a resident of Paras Estate, Basti Peer Dad. The incident took place at around 2.45am and was recorded on CCTV cameras, the police said, adding that the guard died on the spot.

SHO Sukhbir Singh, Police Division number-2, said the information about the murder was received at around 8.15am at the control room. Some local residents informed the PCR teams about the body. “The victim was completely soaked in blood.

Apparently, he was brutally attacked with a wooden rod and an interlocking tile. The rod and the tile were also recovered from the spot. After investigating the matter and verifying the CCTV footage, it was established that he was killed by a scrap lifter.

Another security guard, who works at an ATM, confirmed his identification. The accused has been identified as Raju (30), a resident of Basti Danishmanda. The accused reportedly killed the victim over some personal enmity.

Rajinder used to stop Raju from lifting waste from his complex and had also beaten him up around a year ago.

Therefore, when he again asked him to not to collect the waste from his area, they broke into a heated argument which eventually turned ugly and Raju eventually ended up killing him,” added the SHO.

A case of murder has been registered against Raju at the police station and he was arrested on Saturday, the SHO said.

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