The mutilated body of a 55-year-old security guard was found in the lawn of a house in Noida Sector 36 today. The head had been crushed with a heavy object, exposing the skull.
The house belongs to Vijay Kumar Mishra, who is a technical director at JK Tyres, and the deceased has been identified as Girish Chandra Sharma.
Sharma had been living in Khora Colony with his family for two years and was an employee of a Noida-based security company called CDI Security Services.
Mukesh Kumar, Sharma's elder son, stated that his father had been assigned the security charge of the three-storey bungalow in Sector 36 only on November 8. “Today I received a call from the police saying that my father has been murdered by some unknown person. Since he had no enemies, we do not suspect anyone,” Kumar said.
Arun Kumar Singh, SP of Noida, told City Spidey that the incident came to light around 7 am, when another security guard, Govind Khanka, reached the bungalow to take charge. “I found Sharma lying in a pool of blood. There are some CCTV cameras on the premises but they are dysfunctional and hence the details of the murder have not been captured,” he said.
After scanning the premises the police have ascertained that no valuables have been stolen. The victim’s mobile phone has also been found on the spot.
Investigating officials say that prima facie the murder seems like an act of revenge. “The security guards do not open the gates at night to unknown persons. But his body was found in the lawn outside the main door, and this indicates that some known person had visited the house,” a police official stated.
The police have registered a case of murder against unknown persons and investigating the matter from all angles. The body has been sent for post-mortem and medical reports are awaited.