Security guard found dead inside ATM booth

Security guard found dead in Dhaka's Baridhara Jamuna Bank ATM Booth

A security guard's dead body was found inside an ATM booth in Dhaka's Baridhara area early yesterday.

Shamim, 24, an employee of Elite Security Services, was found with his head bashed in, inside an ATM booth of Jamuna Bank on Pragati Sarani around 6:15am, said Sub-inspector Bilkis Akter of Bhatara Police Station.

On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Kurmitola General Hospital where on-duty doctors said he had died much earlier, she said.

Shamim, who was working an eight-hour shift since 10pm on Sunday night, might have been killed with an object like hammer, police said.

The CCTV cameras were found broken but police are trying to recover footage to identify the killer(s), Bilkis said, adding it has not been found yet whether any money was stolen from the ATM machine.

“We rushed to the ATM booth hearing screams, and saw the body in a pool of blood. The body was covered with a blanket up to neck,” Billal Hossain, security guard of a nearby building, said. 

The victim's co-worker Waliullah, who went to the booth to start his shift at 6am, first noticed the body, Mohammad Ali, from Elite Security Services, said.

“We talked to each other at around 1:30am,

sitting inside the booth. Everything seemed fine then,” he said. 

“He [Shamim] never spoke of any threat or problem with anyone,” he said.