In an appalling incident, a security guard at a women’s hostel in Kanjikode here was thrashed to death on Thursday night.
As per reports, the deceased is identified as Kozhikode native Puthoottu John (71). It is reported that an unidentified man attacked him and smashed his head. CCTV visuals of the incident were also recovered.
The security guard was found with injuries on the head following a search over rumours of a thief inside the hostel compound. He was found injured around 11.30 pm on Thursday.
He was immediately taken to the district hospital and later shifted to a private hospital. But he succumbed to his injuries on Friday morning. John was working as a security guard in the hostel for a long period.
On Thursday night, a strange man wearing trousers and shirt entered the hostel compound and the security guard got into an argument with him. Following this, the man grabbed the iron rod from the security and thrashed him thrice.
Valayar police and dog squad reached the spot to carry out an inspection. The probe into the matter is underway.