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2 security guards found dead inside Christian school

Two security guards, working at a Christian school in North Delhi’s Civil Lines area, were found murdered on Wednesday morning. Preliminary investigation revealed that their limbs were tied with the wire of a portable fan and they died of head injuries caused by an iron rod found at the spot, said a police official.

It is suspected to be a case of burglary leading to the murders. However, the police have not yet ruled out the possibility of the incident caused by a personal enmity.  

The two deceased, identified as Sunil Kumar (40) and Anil Kumar (25), were brothers and they had been working as security guards at the United Christian Senior Secondary School for the past few years. The school is located close to Raj Niwas — official residence of the Lieutenant Governor.  

According to the police, the bodies were discovered by a staff member who went to open the school gate in the morning. Usually, the Kumar brothers used to hand over the keys to the staff member, who used to relieve them from night shift. On Wednesday morning, when they failed to do so, the staff member headed for the school to check what had happened. He reportedly found the main gate open.

When he rushed inside the school premises, he found the Kumar brothers dead. While Sunil’s body was lying in a cot, Anil was lying motionless in a pool of blood on the floor. He called up the Police Control Room around 7 am and reported the matter.

When a police team rushed to the spot, they also found the lock on the principal’s room broken. The room was also found to be in a disorganised state and later in the day, Rs 24,000 in cash was reported missing from one of the drawers, said a police official.

Sunil and Anil were rushed to a hospital where both were declared brought dead. Later, initial report of the postmortem examination suggested that both the guards were sleeping when they were attacked and their limbs were later tied up with the wire, as there were no apparent signs of any physical conflict in their bodies.

A case of murder was registered immediately at the Civil Lines police station. “We are looking into footage obtained from the several CCTV cameras installed inside the premises and forensic teams have picked up fingerprint samples and other evidences from the spot,” said Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North).


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