TIRUPATI: Sending shockwaves in the temple town for the second day, another man was murdered in the small hours of Sunday.
Unidentified miscreants attacked Sadasivam (29), security guard of the State Bank of Hyderabad ATM in Bairagipatteda area under Tiruchanoor police limits, and smashed his head with a stone, leading to his instant death. Later, the miscreants made a vain bid to break open the ATM machine to rob the cash.
Later, they fled the spot leaving the guard’s body in a pool of blood. In the morning, passersby noticed Sadasivam’s body and alerted police and bank officials. Tirupati Urban DSP K Kesappa, Tiruchanoor CI Sainath and others rushed to the spot. Clues teams was also pressed into service.According to SBH officials, no cash was stolen from the ATM as the miscreants failed to break open the machine.
They only succeeded in opening the outer case partially. They added that the incident happened around 1.40 am and that police had taken over video footage from the closed-circuit camera for investigation.
It is the first time that a robbery attempt was made at an SBH ATM in Tirupati. The bank has eight ATMs in the town.
Sadasivam had been working for the past three years as a security guard. He is a resident of STV Nagar and survived by his wife Sulochana, six-year-old son Nageswar and one-month-old daughter Tulasi. A case has been registered and investigation is on.